Joseph Drouhin

Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.385 ratings
9.323 pro ratings
Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
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9.1

Palish red with a brick rim. Mellow, soil-driven scents of coffee, faded rose, mocha, cedar and truffle, with red berry notes in the background; comes across as complex and mature. Quite suave but a bit peppery and lean on first pour, showing moderate flesh but surprising energy thanks to its firm acidity and minerality. Initially seemed a bit lacking in intensity (perhaps from the vintage's generally high yields) but gained in suppleness and volume with aeration. Finishes with a firm spine of dusty tannins that avoid dryness. I find this quite sexy now with some aeration and would certainly want to drink it within the next several years. Incidentally, Jérôme Faure-Brac did not start vinifying at Drouhin until 2005. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2018)

Palish red with a brick rim. Mellow, soil-driven scents of coffee, faded rose, mocha, cedar and truffle, with red berry notes in the background; comes across as complex and mature. Quite suave but a bit peppery and lean on first pour, showing moderate flesh but surprising energy thanks to its firm acidity and minerality. Initially seemed a bit lacking in intensity (perhaps from the vintage's generally high yields) but gained in suppleness and volume with aeration. Finishes with a firm spine of dusty tannins that avoid dryness. I find this quite sexy now with some aeration and would certainly want to drink it within the next several years. Incidentally, Jérôme Faure-Brac did not start vinifying at Drouhin until 2005. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2018)

Mar 14th, 2018
Swanky Wine Life

1988 Phenomenal Burg pairs with duck confit and foie gras. Dried roses, faint lovely muskiness. Stayed balanced. Didn't lose its window.

1988 Phenomenal Burg pairs with duck confit and foie gras. Dried roses, faint lovely muskiness. Stayed balanced. Didn't lose its window.

Apr 29th, 2017
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.3

👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 #CHbirthyear

👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 #CHbirthyear

Apr 16th, 2016
Yeshua Goodman

Beverage Manager at Grand Wailea

9.4

Fruit on the Rouge still hanging in there. Desiccated cherry and pomegranate. Tar. Wet leaves. Dried roses. Amazing.

The Coche-Dury tasted like 2006. Lemon curd, marzipan, flint, toasted hazelnuts. Perfection. 9.9.

Fruit on the Rouge still hanging in there. Desiccated cherry and pomegranate. Tar. Wet leaves. Dried roses. Amazing.

The Coche-Dury tasted like 2006. Lemon curd, marzipan, flint, toasted hazelnuts. Perfection. 9.9.

Feb 20th, 2016
Michael Pitts

An '83 that isn't past its prime. Still charged.

An '83 that isn't past its prime. Still charged.

May 21st, 2015
Garrett Smith

Sommelier Restaurant DANIEL

9.0

Floral and red fruit aromas; smacked around by bloody, savory tastes. Pretty cool.

Floral and red fruit aromas; smacked around by bloody, savory tastes. Pretty cool.

Nov 11th, 2014
Max Coane

Well stored, musky red fruits, acid still hanging in

Well stored, musky red fruits, acid still hanging in

Oct 4th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.3

Short on fruit but good

Short on fruit but good

Sep 6th, 2014
Diane Dixon

Co-Founder Keep Collection, #Sommchat

9.0

2007 vintage

2007 vintage

Apr 21st, 2014
David Beckwith

Partner/Wine Advisor Grand Cru Wine Consulting

9.4

Life is always better out of Jero.

Life is always better out of Jero.

Dec 9th, 2012