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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches Premier Cru Rouge (half-bottle) 1996
Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches Premier Cru Rouge (half-bottle) 1996
(search item no. 43865)

PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $33.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Clos des Mouches red is only made from Pinot. It is distinguished by its elegance and finesse: round, velvety, and beautifully balanced. It has complexity and depth in a soft but very intense sort of way. Aromas are very refined with ripe black cherry, spices, earthy and lightly smoked notes with just the right touch of tannin. This wine can be put away 10 years or even 20, depending on the vintage; it can also be enjoyed in its youth, with all its glorious fruitiness.
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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.