2011 Joseph Drouhin Clos de Beze
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $299.94 (reg. $425)
A terrific Grand Cru opportunity for serious Burgundy lovers! Drouhin has an extremely impressive portfolio of vineyard holdings in Burgundy, and though they produce many value offerings, their Grand Crus rival those from just about any producer.
Grand Cru red Burgundy is the pinnacle of what can be done with Pinot Noir and Clos de Beze is arguably one of the top sites in Burgundy. The king of the Chambertin Grand Crus, Clos de Beze is the oldest vineyard in the Gevrey-Chambertin AOC. "At their best these wines are certainly not just among the top wines of Burgundy but among the top red wines of the world," per Burgundy expert Clive Coates.
As Burghound notes about the 2011 vintage, "the best 2011s have everything…good transparency freshness, solid concentration and vibrancy plus they are utterly delicious." Véronique Drouhin finds her 2011s “extremely refreshing as they have relatively low alcohol levels and with the bright acidities, they're exceptionally easy to appreciate plus I think that they should age well too.”
From one of the most famous and historical names in Burgundy, with a proven track record from Grand Crus to tremendous values, true Burgundy aficionados will want to add an amazing Clos de Beze to their collection. Cheers!