2012 Joseph Drouhin Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $339 (reg. $575)
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 Galloni notes about the 2012 vintage, "the appeal of 2012s, especially in the Côte de Nuits, is that the wines are mostly quite faithful to their origins...[and] the best wines are unquestionably thrilling and well worth seeking out." Neal Martin recognizes the success that Drouhin had in the vintage, indicating that "at the end of the day, Drouhin have overseen another impressive set of Burgundy wines."
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 this amazing Clos de Beze to their collection, especially when it's available for the best price around. Cheers!