Joseph Drouhin Clos de Vougeot 2007
Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
TASTING NOTE BY VÉRONIQUE BOSS-DROUHIN
A revelation and a true wonder! The ruby red colour is magnificent and takes on a deeper hue with age. The
aromas are intense and evoke raspberry and wild cherry, becoming more complex with age: undergrowth,
truffle, candied fruit. A sublime structure, with refined tannins. It is a perfect example of this ideal of elegance
according to Drouhin. A remarkable balance and a lingering persistence of flavors on the palate. It is a wine
that always leaves the greatest impression.
"Firmly tannic, showing rich black fruits and sweet juicy berry flavors, along with a dry core of structure that promises aging. A powerful wine, it has weight as well as delicious final acidity."
"Here the nose is notably earthy yet retains a certain elegance as the ripe red pinot fruit offers up nuances of underbrush, spice and plum that merge into very fresh, textured and impressively deep flavors that are mouth coating, serious and delicious, indeed so much so that this carries only a modest amount of its usual youthful austerity."
"This powerful red is also very rigid and stern, following up its red cherry, raspberry and spice flavors with stiff tannins. Seems very well-proportioned, just needs time to soften. The finish is long and expansive. Best from 2014 through 2025."
"Full red. Complex, slightly high-toned nose melds redcurrant, black cherry, licorice, smoke and leather; this smells ripe! Fat and sweet in the mouth, with more breadth but a bit less precision than the Petits Monts. Shows the medicinal menthol austerity of classic young Clos Vougeot, with hints of herbs and pepper. For all its texture, this is austere today. Virtually, all of Drouhin's grand crus were vinified with 15% to 25% of their stems in '07, noted winemaker Jerome Faure-Brac."
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