2016 Beaune Clos de Mouches Rouge, Joseph Drouhin (Case of 6 bottles in OC)

2016 Beaune Clos de Mouches Rouge, Joseph Drouhin (Case of 6 bottles in OC)

$820

In contrast to the nose of the Grèves the reduction is not subtle and I would strongly recommend decanting this if you’re tempted to crack a bottle young. Otherwise there is gorgeous detail to the finer tension-filled and ultra-pure flavors that finish with a touch of austerity. I like the balance and transparency and while this is not quite as concentrated, it’s more elegant. Note that my rating offers the benefit of the doubt that the firm reduction exhibited by the nose is not permanent. 92 points, Burghound

 

The 2016 Clos des Mouches rouge was one of the few wines in the cellars this year to include ten percent whole clusters. The wine was a touch reduced at the time of my visit, but with a little coaxing in the glass, its quality became very easy to read. The nose eventually offers up a lovely and nicely black fruity blend of sweet dark berries, black cherries, fresh thyme, a superb signature of soil, gamebird, espresso and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and very refined in profile, with a sappy core of black fruit, lovely transparency, suave tannins and great length and grip on the nascently complex finish. This wine reminds me aromatically and in terms of flavors very much of the superb 1993 Clos des Mouches, but the structural elements here are more refined and the wine will be more elegant when it is fully mature. Needless to say, that is a very good combination! 93 points, John Gilman

 

6 in stock

Bottle Size

750ml

Color

Red

Country of Origin

France

Region

Burgundy

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