joseph drouhin charmes-chambertin 1993


I may have been a little disappointed by the first two Drouhin ‘négoce’ bottles, but the third in the series is a real star!
1993 Joseph Drouhin, Charmes-Chambertintry to find this wine...
There’s a deep core of colour here – looks relatively mature. The nose starts deep, sweet and earthy – that’s a great start – concentrated, macerating dark fruit that very slowly gives up a redder berry-note. In the mouth there is intensity, depth and really good acidity – it is a luxurious rather than ‘fat’ impression. The tannin is a mere after-thought and the flavours, with a bitter chocolate edge, linger very well. Despite it being more than 15 years since it was harvested, it’s still a young wine, but clearly it’s in an early phase of maturity and certainly drinkability! A clear ‘rebuy’ with it’s blend of power and elegance. Really super stuff.
Rebuy – Yes
I just ordered a case (yes a whole one!) for 53 Swiss francs a bottle – you can put that into context yourself versus the recent Jadot and Faiveley offers…

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