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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Joseph Drouhin Moulin-a-Vent 2005
Joseph Drouhin Moulin-a-Vent 2005
(search item no. 88479)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

On the top of a little hill and in the middle of the vines, one can still admire the "moulin à vent"(wind mill) that gave its name to the area. The mill is now 300 years old, but the vines have been cultivated here for a much longer time: since the time of the Romans. Moulin-à-Vent can be favorably compared to the wines of Côte d'Or because of its good concentration and great ability for ageing. In fact, thanks to its tannins, Moulin-à-Vent may age 7 to 15 years depending on its vintage.

The color is deep purple and the nose shows intense fruit with spicy, ripe aromas. On the palate, the tannins are perceptible but elegant. The finish is long.

Versatile with all kinds of food, especially simple and flavorful dishes such as hors- d'oeuvres, charcuterie and white meats. Serve slightly cool.

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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.