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Date Printed: 4/26/2015
Joseph Drouhin Clos de Vougeot 2006
Joseph Drouhin Clos de Vougeot 2006
(search item no. 96393)
collectible wine
older vintages rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/26/2015: $155.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In the Côte de Nuits, nestled between Vosne-Romanée and Chambolle-Musigny, lie the Clos de Vougeot vineyard and its Château. Famous all over the world, it is a true masterpiece of Burgundy. The beautiful Château in the middle of the vineyards was built by the monks of the Cîteaux abbey in the latter part of the 12th Century. It is now the headquarters of the "Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin" (the well-known wine society) and the setting for its prestigious banquets. The vineyard is situated on a gentle slope facing directly East. The soil is a mix of lime-stone with varying amounts of clay. The closest neighbour is Musigny on one side, and Grands-Echezeaux on the other. The only grape variety is Pinot Noir.

Clos de Vougeot has a deep red color. Aromas are reminiscent of raspberry and wild cherry. With time, the nose changes to more complex flavours such as stewed fruit and truffles. Well-balanced, distinctive and elegant, Clos de Vougeot has a good structure with refined tannins. It also has very good ageing potential, 10 to 20 years depending on the quality of the vintage.

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About Maison Joseph Drouhin:

Since 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving the individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines of breed, finesse and elegance.

A balance of tradition and modern techniques characterizes Joseph Drouhin winemaking and vineyard management: on site nursery, plowing, leaf removal, 100% hand harvesting, open fermenters, fermenting and aging in oak.

As a result of its historic location deep in the heart of Beaune, the quality of its vineyards and the expertise resulting from years of experience in the cultivation of vines and traditional vinification, Maison Joseph Drouhin is uniquely placed to uphold authentic Burgundian style.

Starting with Joseph Drouhin, who founded Maison Joseph Drouhin over a century ago, a great estate has evolved with important holdings in Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits, Chablis and, most recently, Oregon.

MAISON JOSEPH DROUHIN AWARDED ORGANIC CERTIFICATION Estate-grown Grapes of 2009 Vintage and later Now Officially Organic. Twenty years after Philippe Drouhin first began introducing organic practices to the vineyards making up the family company’s domaine (estate), Maison Joseph Drouhin (MJD), has been awarded organic certification for all grapes grown within its vineyards beginning with the 2009 vintage.