Joseph Drouhin

Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.53 ratings
9.32 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
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
Cody Short

Wow! Just a beautiful wine, vibrant fruit and in a perfect place.

Wow! Just a beautiful wine, vibrant fruit and in a perfect place.

Dec 12th, 2014