2005 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Charmes Chambertin
Pinot Noir - 750ML

  • IWC 91
  • WA 90

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IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2007
Medium red. Spicy tight somewhat medicinal nose hints at flowers and oak. Rich and broad but less minerally and gripping than the Griottes; in a drier style and revealing less complexity today. Hints of redcurrant and... Medium red. Spicy tight somewhat medicinal nose hints at flowers and oak. Rich and broad but less minerally and gripping than the Griottes; in a drier style and revealing less complexity today. Hints of redcurrant and game. This is rather dominated by its acid/tannin spine which gives the finish a youthful toughness.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2007
Drouhin's 2005 Charmes Chambertin (from the â_otrueâ__ Charmes and from purchased grapes) offers site-typical vividness of cherry fruit with subtle notes of licorice vanilla flowers and brown spices in a lovely bouquet... Drouhin's 2005 Charmes Chambertin (from the â_otrueâ__ Charmes and from purchased grapes) offers site-typical vividness of cherry fruit with subtle notes of licorice vanilla flowers and brown spices in a lovely bouquet. Sleek and refined in texture and strikingly pure in fruit on the palate it seems a bit demure (though bright and mouth-watering) in its finish possibly on account of its recent bottling. These 2005s were bottled around two months earlier than usual says Frederic Drouhin to retain freshness. (Long-time oenologue Laurence Jobard incidentally was replaced this year by Jerome Faure-Brac.) As is always the case fruit from a great many properties owned or accessed by Drouhin is declassified and blended out leaving only selected terroirs as the subjects of single-site bottlings. (In 2004 for example even the Beaune Clos des Mouches â_" due to hail â_" was declassified into lip-smacking remarkably soothing Cote de Beaune.) That said as befits the quality of 2005 there were more individual bottlings from this vintage than is usual and I did not taste all of them. (Wines from the Drouhin domaine holdings display a â_oDâ__ in their listing.) This year's collection radiates class from top to bottom. Even Drouhin's ubiquitous 25000-case generic â_oLaforetâ__ displays tender ripe cherry fruit a silky palate and iodine-like minerality.Also recommended: 2005 Bourgogne Laforet ($14.00;85).Importer: Dreyfus-Ashby & Co. New York NY; tel. (212) 818 0770
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Gevrey Chambertin
Sub-appellation Charmes Chambertin
Vintage 2005