2016 Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc

- 750 ml
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Fascinating aromas of dried strawberries, dried meat, spices and dried rose petals. Full body, chewy tannins and a juicy, savory finish. Polished tannins. Pretty length. Drink or hold.

James Suckling | 95 JS
...The Clos des Mouches Blanc is often of grand cru quality in my book and this is emphatically the case with the stunning 2016 version. The wine delivers a very refined aromatic constellation of lemon, apple, pear, chalky minerality, vanillin oak and a lovely, esthery topnote of bee pollen. On the palate the wine is pure, full and nascently complex, with marvelous mid-palate depth, laser-like focus and a very long, refined and vibrant finish. This is a stunning vintage of Clos des Mouches Blanc!

John Gilman, A View from the Cellar | 94+ JG
The Clos des Mouches is one of the highlights of the range of whites chez Drouhin this year, opening in the glass with aromas of yellow citrus, crisp orchard fruit and honeysuckle, framed by new oak. On the palate the wine is glossy, supple and intense, with lovely depth, excellent textural elegance, and a taut, chalky finish. Drinking Window 2019 - 2033

Decanter | 93 DEC
(Drouhin's largest crop in this premier cru since 2012): Pale, bright yellow. Pure but subdued scents of white peach, pear, white flowers and brown spices. Thick and fresh on the palate, relying more on its mineral lift than on its acidity for shape and grip; still a touch of apple here from the lot that finished its secondary fermentation recently. A very young, fine-grained, rather delicate wine with a subtly rising finish--and built to age. Drouhin harvested this vineyard from September 23 into the beginning of October.

Vinous Media | 93 VM
Tasted from bottle, the 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Blanc bursts with a dramatic bouquet of honeyed peaches, yellow orchard fruit and ripe pear, framed by a delicate touch of toasty new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a rich, textural attack, moderate acids and an open-knit core, concluding with a pure and saline finish. The Clos des Mouches escaped the 2016 frosts and produced the largest crop Drouhin has harvested here since 2012, and the resulting wine is a surprisingly gourmand, front-loaded rendition of this venerable cuvée that will deliver a great deal of near- and mid-term pleasure, but it doesn't seem built for the long haul.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 92 RP
Reduction once again flattens the nose though there is good freshness and obvious ripeness to the succulent, round and concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess an almost juicy mouth feel before terminating in an vibrant, refreshing and sneaky long finish. This is somewhat awkward at present but my sense is that this will progressively harmonize as the sulfur is more completely integrated.

Burghound | 91 BH

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Vintage 2016
Format 750 ml
Color White
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Rating 95 JS
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