Nary a Drouhin in sight and here are two in a row, indeed a (hopefully) super third lies in wait. This is from bought rather than domaine fruit but, can you ever have enough Clos St.Denis? Add to that the purchase price of around $50…
1998 Joseph Drouhin, Clos St.Denis
Medium red colour just a faint amber transition at the rim. The nose is deep, brown sugar and baked red fruit with some higher alcoholic traces and faint vanilla – it’s lovely. On your tongue you miss a little ‘fat’ and there’s just a bitter chocolate edge to the tannin, but the fruit is equally lovely and the finish is very, very long with a raisin-fruit edge. Value alone vs recent vintage pricing is enough to guarantee this being a ‘rebuy’ – it’s hard to find good 1er crus from 2005 at this price.
Rebuy – Yes