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How the new Joseph Drouhin 2018 vintage is tasting
by L.M. Archer
In what was surely one of the final portfolio tastings in Beaune before the virus closed everything down, Burgundy expert LM Archer visited Maison Joseph Drouhin for a full portfolio tasting of the impressive 2018 vintage. In the company of Frédéric Drouin 10 whites and 11 reds were tasted showing an impressive array of terroir, deft winemaking skills, consistency of quality and surprising affordability.
2018 was not an easy vintage but the weather came good in the end – and the success of the final wines very much depended upon when the vigneron chose to pick the fruit.
Fine wine producer Maison Joseph Drouhin unveils 2018 vintage wines from prestige appellations in Burgundy.
In early March, Frédéric Drouhin of Maison Joseph Drouhin hosted a private tasting of 2018 vintage wines to a small group of wine journalists. Held in the family’s historic Beaune premises, the setting underscores the noble heritage of this wine region.
“The 2018 vintage proved warm and bountiful, after years of struggle,” noted Drouhin. The family claims fame as early adopters of biological and biodynamic farming, and early investors in Chablis during the 1960s.
Wines represented every quality level and region. Bourgogne blancs ranged from Chablis to Mâcon, Bourgogne rouges from the Côte d’Or. Overall, these Maison Joseph Drouhin 2018 wines show a deft touch, true-throated terroir, consistent quality… and surprising affordability. Some impressions of this comprehensive wine tasting below:
Bourgogne Blancs 2018
A cuvée of wines from Mâcon, northern Chablis, and Côte de Beaune. Stainless steel aged. Pale straw robe, balanced acids, tropical and citrus notes, refreshing, pleasant finish. Excellent quality-to-value. READ FULL STORY HERE.
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