2009 Drouhin Tasting in NYC

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Tasting Notes at Drouhin

Fabulous tasting at A Voce today of wines from Drouhin. I found the 2009 vintage fabulous … and spent a lot of time comparing the different villages.

Laurent Drouhin explained the diffence between Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet in that the Puligny is usually more structured and acidic because of the limestone.

I found it interesting to compare the Gevrey-Chambertin to other villages. I got a sense of "Cherries jubilee" –  rich concentrated cherries that tasted almost a bit brandied, while in contrast the Volnay was exceptionally well balanced but a little less ebulliant. 

Favorites of the day included the Meursault, Gevrey,  and Clos de Vougeot.

It’s always a pleasure talking to Laurent — he always has time to explain the winemaking and today I had the opportunity to meet his Burgundy based sister Veronique as well.

More later!

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 Laurent and Oregon based Ashley Bell

 

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