Chardonnay from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, France
An outstanding wine. Pale yellow color. Complex floral nose of white lilac and white rose. Once open, fruity aromas come to the fore, evolving towards grilled hazelnut and almond. When the wine is more mature, the nose is surprisingly strong and fifteen minutes of aeration produce wonderful notes of white truffle, citron, honey and nutmeg, elegantly meshed together. Very lively on the palate. Its rich texture is in evidence, but also its structure and minerality. It is round, but never heavy. Harmonious fullness in the aftertaste”.
93 Points – Wine Spectator
Verging on creamy in texture, this white offers floral, peach, butterscotch and citrus flavors. Balanced and elegant, picking up a mineral element on the lingering aftertaste. Shows fine intensity and harmony. Drink now through 2027.
93 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Tasted from bottle, Drouhin’s 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Blanc is showing very well, offering up aromas of fresh pear, Meyer lemon and grapefruit zest that are still quite youthfully marked by a generous application of buttery new oak that experience shows will integrate nicely with a little age. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and textural, with racy underlying acids, a fragrant core of fruit and a long, penetrating finish. This is a very elegant, aromatic rendition of this emblematic Drouhin cuvée. Rating:93+