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    Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches Premier Cru Blanc 1996
    Chardonnay - Burgundy, France

    Ratings

    • RP92
    • WS90
    Price: $78.00
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    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Burgundy, France

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Item no. 92487

    Winemaker's Notes:

    An outstanding wine. Pale yellow color. Complex floral nose of white lilac and white rose. Once open, fruity aromas come to the fore, evolving towards grilled hazelnut and almond. When the wine is more mature, the nose is surprisingly strong and fifteen minutes of aeration produce wonderful notes of white truffle, citron, honey and nutmeg, elegantly meshed together. Very lively on the palate. Its rich texture is in evidence, but also its structure and minerality. It is round, but never heavy. Harmonious fullness in the aftertaste. This wine allies remarkably the complexity and elegance of a Bâtard-Montrachet with the power of a Corton-Charlemagne.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The Beaune Clos Des Mouches is Drouhin's flagship white, and the 1996 is superb. Revealing deep, austere mineral aromas, it possesses a gorgeously ripe, juicy, medium-to-full-bodied, and superbly-balanced personality. Almond paste, honeysuckle blossoms, and gravel flavors can be found in this silky wine. Its long, drawn-out, and precise finish is admirable.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Well-made white that blends beautifully, with the overt emphasis on toasted oak with ripe fruit. Not for everyone (all this wood), but it works partly because of the lush, supple, mineral-driven texture and fresh, vibrant acidity. Seductive finish.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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