1998 Joseph Drouhin, Beaune 1er Clos des Mouches
Medium ruby-red colour. The nose is soft, wide and red – perhaps with a hint of mint to go with many layers of fruit. In the mouth there is plenty of ripe, red-shaded fruit which shows an excellent length – I do, however, find the acidity sticking out just a little. There’s still some well-grained tannin that has plenty of balancing extract.
Only the less than perfect acidity means that I don’t unreservedly recommend this. Still a more than interesting wine.
Rebuy – Maybe
1998 drouhin beaune clos des mouches
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I often think that good Burgundy is preserved by its acidity. It sounds from your notes that there is plenty of fruit here – do you think this could be a wine for the longer haul ?
The Drouhins, particularly this cuvée last very well Peter. There’s nothing here – apart from the fact that it already has some maturity – to suggest you cannot wait quite some time.