Joseph Drouhin

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Joseph Drouhin: The Importance

 Founded 130 years ago and still family owned, Joseph Drouhin is one of the most important domaines in Burgundy. In the words of John Gilman, “[there has been an] emphasis on elegance and terroir at this domaine since its inception”. On tasting the 2014 vintage, Burgundy authority Allen Meadows wrote “I was extremely impressed by the quality of the Drouhin reds… these are wines to make a special effort to find and cellar.”

 

The estate consists of 35 hectares across 90 appellations in Burgundy and is largely located in the Côtes de Nuits and Côte Chalonnaise. 90% of Drouhin’s holdings are Premier and Grand Cru vineyards. The estate also owns Clos des Mouches, a historic vineyard in the Cote de Beaune with a notable claim to fame: the 1973 Clos des Mouches place fifth in the historic “Judgement of Paris”. Outside France, Joseph Drouhin also owns Domaine Drouhin, located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

 

Joseph Drouhin: The Insight

 The white wines are the most consistent jewels in the Drouhin crown and chief amongst them is the iconic Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche, a wine which the family has been cultivating on behalf of the Laguiche family since 1947. Their Chablis is also a go-to for those in the know, with Wine Doctor Chris Kissack commenting “Drouhin has been, for decades, a reliable source of Chablis”.

 

However their reds are not to be overlooked, especially the Muisgny, which Allen Meadows has previously called ‘zen-like’, and of which John Gilman wrote “I have a hard time thinking of a top red Burgundy over the last forty years that has been more consistently successful than the Joseph Drouhin Musigny. Certainly there are a number of other top grand crus that have equally impressive track records for aging, but none that surpass this wine.” Indeed, of Drouhin’s top-scorers, the most consistent performer is the Musigny, with vintages such as the 2005, 2009 and 2012 all receiving excellent scores of 96 points upwards.

 

The Drouhin style can be said to be very fruit-driven: they are confident in the quality of their raw materials and like to let these take the front seat in their wines, with a focus on minimal intervention in the winery. In recent years they have incorporated increasing numbers of large casks into the fermentation and ageing process, allying themselves with a number of Burgundian producers who believe that this leads to a less-pronounced Oak feel, allowing the original terroir to shine through.

 

This is also achieved by relatively early bottling compared to many other Burgundian domaines. John Gilman explained the effect of this in several statistics: “As most readers already are aware, the traditional Burgundian barrel is 228 liters in volume. To give just a few examples of how the Drouhins are utilizing larger casks for certain wines, the lovely Pouilly-Vinzelles is half raised in 600 liter casks now, the Chablis “Vaudésir” is raised in 350 liter barrels, and the Chablis “Bougros” is also raised in 600 liter casks.”

 

Their Oregon wines are also not to be overlooked. The U.S. branch’s top cuvee is the Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir Louise, which has been consistently well scored by Robert Parker and has previously led him to comment: “Domaine Drouhin has been on a roll since the 2002 vintage. Dare I say it, the winery seems to be making better wine in Oregon than they are in France.” While we can’t say we agree on the assessment of the French wines, it is certainly an indication of the quality of Drouhin’s American project.

 

Joseph Drouhin: The Background

Joseph Drouhin founded the domaine in 1880, passing the reigns to his son Maurice in 1918. It was Maurice who bought the first vineyards, including Clos de Mouches. Maurice was an active member of Beaune’s winemaking landscape, sitting on the INAO committee and working for the Hospices of Beaune for a significant proportion of the 20th century. He was succeeded by his nephew Robert Jeausset-Drouhin in 1957. As of 2017, the team included Robert and his four children: Frederic, Laurent, Veronique and Phillippe.

 

The family first went stateside in the late 1980s, transporting their century of experience from the slopes of Beaune to the Dundee Hills of Oregon, with great success.

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2015 Aloxe Corton Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Aloxe Corton Burgundy

TBC

2012 Aloxe Corton Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2012 Aloxe Corton Burgundy

£504.00
£504.00

2015 Batard Montrachet Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

£3,270.00
£3,270.00
£1,635.00

2013 Batard Montrachet Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2013 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

£3,755.00
£313.00

2012 Batard Montrachet Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2012 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

£3,162.00
£1,581.00
£264.00

2011 Batard Montrachet Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

93.0

2011 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

93.0
£2,599.00
£2,599.00
£2,599.00
£218.00

2010 Batard Montrachet Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2010 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

£2,144.00
DP £180.00

2009 Batard Montrachet Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2009 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

£1,974.00
£988.00
£166.00

2002 Batard Montrachet Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2002 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

£24,140.00
DP £2,013.00

2000 Batard Montrachet Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

90.0

2000 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

90.0
£1,485.00
£1,485.00
DP £1,485.00

1981 Batard Montrachet Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1981 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

£3,417.00
£285.00

2014 Beaujolais Villages Drouhin; Joseph Beaujolais

2014 Beaujolais Villages Beaujolais

£146.00
£150.00
£146.00

2015 Beaune Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Beaune Burgundy

TBC

1996 Beaune Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1996 Beaune Burgundy

£838.00
DP £72.00

2015 Beaune Clos de Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

92.5

2015 Beaune Clos de Mouches Burgundy

92.5
TBC

2015 Beaune Clos de Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

93.0

2015 Beaune Clos de Mouches Blanc Burgundy

93.0
TBC

2011 Beaune Clos de Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2011 Beaune Clos de Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£1,395.00
£1,395.00

2010 Beaune Clos de Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2010 Beaune Clos de Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£1,649.00
£1,649.00

2015 Beaune Clos des Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

92.5

2015 Beaune Clos des Mouches Burgundy

92.5
£778.00
£778.00
£387.00
£131.00

2014 Beaune Clos des Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2014 Beaune Clos des Mouches Burgundy

£945.00
£945.00
£473.00
£81.00

2013 Beaune Clos des Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

88.0

2013 Beaune Clos des Mouches Burgundy

88.0
£691.00
£691.00

2012 Beaune Clos des Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2012 Beaune Clos des Mouches Burgundy

£729.00
£729.00
£365.00
£64.00

2011 Beaune Clos des Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

88.25

2011 Beaune Clos des Mouches Burgundy

88.25
£573.00
£573.00
£287.00
£51.00

2009 Beaune Clos des Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

93.0

2009 Beaune Clos des Mouches Burgundy

93.0
£850.00
£850.00
DP £73.00

2006 Beaune Clos des Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2006 Beaune Clos des Mouches Burgundy

£916.00
£916.00
£79.00

2005 Beaune Clos des Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

92.0

2005 Beaune Clos des Mouches Burgundy

92.0
£1,055.00
£90.00

2002 Beaune Clos des Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2002 Beaune Clos des Mouches Burgundy

£1,683.00
DP £142.00

1998 Beaune Clos des Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1998 Beaune Clos des Mouches Burgundy

£1,369.00
£116.00

1996 Beaune Clos des Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

87.0

1996 Beaune Clos des Mouches Burgundy

87.0
£1,794.00
£898.00
£151.00

1988 Beaune Clos des Mouches Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1988 Beaune Clos des Mouches Burgundy

£1,623.00
£137.00

2015 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£846.00
£846.00

2014 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2014 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£768.00
£768.00
£67.00

2012 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2012 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£1,139.00
£285.00

2011 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

87.0

2011 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Burgundy

87.0
£875.00
£875.00
£299.00

2010 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2010 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£1,283.00
£438.00

2009 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2009 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£600.00
DP £78.00

2002 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2002 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£1,219.00
£1,219.00
£104.00

2001 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2001 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£1,659.00
£1,659.00
£140.00

1999 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1999 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£1,369.00
NEW
£116.00
Sold Out

1991 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1991 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£1,336.00
£1,336.00

1978 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1978 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£3,150.00
£263.00

1971 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1971 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Burgundy

£3,297.00
£275.00

2015 Beaune Greves Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Beaune Greves Burgundy

TBC

2011 Beaune Greves Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2011 Beaune Greves Burgundy

£549.00
£549.00

1988 Beaune Greves Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1988 Beaune Greves Burgundy

£910.00
£78.00

2015 Bonnes Mares Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

96.0

2015 Bonnes Mares Burgundy

96.0
TBC

2014 Bonnes Mares Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2014 Bonnes Mares Burgundy

£4,236.00
£4,236.00
£2,118.00
£1,060.00

2013 Bonnes Mares Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2013 Bonnes Mares Burgundy

£4,282.00
£4,282.00
£1,072.00

2012 Bonnes Mares Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2012 Bonnes Mares Burgundy

£3,854.00
£1,926.00
£964.00

2011 Bonnes Mares Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

94.0

2011 Bonnes Mares Burgundy

94.0
£3,489.00
£3,489.00
£1,743.00
£874.00
£291.00

1998 Bonnes Mares Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1998 Bonnes Mares Burgundy

£2,800.00
£234.00

2015 Bourgogne Aligote Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Bourgogne Aligote Burgundy

TBC

2014 Bourgogne Aligote Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2014 Bourgogne Aligote Burgundy

£123.00
£123.00

2015 Bourgogne Blanc Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£118.00
£118.00

2015 Bourgogne Blanc Laforet Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Bourgogne Blanc Laforet Burgundy

£101.00
£101.00
£12.00

2014 Bourgogne Blanc Laforet Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2014 Bourgogne Blanc Laforet Burgundy

£168.00
DP £168.00

2016 Chablis Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2016 Chablis Burgundy

£198.00
£198.00

2015 Chablis Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Chablis Burgundy

£183.00
£183.00

2014 Chablis Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2014 Chablis Burgundy

£203.00
£203.00

2013 Chablis Bougros Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2013 Chablis Bougros Burgundy

£605.00
£53.00

2015 Chablis Les Clos Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Chablis Les Clos Burgundy

£126.00
£126.00

2014 Chablis Les Clos Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2014 Chablis Les Clos Burgundy

£572.00
£572.00

2013 Chablis Les Clos Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2013 Chablis Les Clos Burgundy

£572.00
£572.00

2011 Chablis Les Clos Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2011 Chablis Les Clos Burgundy

£557.00
£279.00

2007 Chablis Les Clos Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2007 Chablis Les Clos Burgundy

£677.00
£60.00

2014 Chablis Vaudesir Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2014 Chablis Vaudesir Burgundy

£531.00
£531.00
£47.00

2013 Chablis Vaudesir Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2013 Chablis Vaudesir Burgundy

£524.00
£524.00

2012 Chablis Vaudesir Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2012 Chablis Vaudesir Burgundy

£431.00
£431.00

2011 Chablis Vaudesir Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2011 Chablis Vaudesir Burgundy

£416.00
£416.00

2010 Chablis Vaudesir Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2010 Chablis Vaudesir Burgundy

£546.00
DP £94.00

2005 Chambertin Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2005 Chambertin Burgundy

£5,016.00
£418.00

2003 Chambertin Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2003 Chambertin Burgundy

£2,483.00
£208.00
£414.00

2002 Chambertin Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2002 Chambertin Burgundy

£4,919.00
DP £4,919.00

2015 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

97.0

2015 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

97.0
£4,156.00
£4,156.00

2014 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2014 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£3,981.00
£3,981.00
£1,990.00
£1,990.00
£332.00

2011 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

93.0

2011 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

93.0
£3,348.00
£3,348.00
£1,673.00
£280.00

2010 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2010 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£3,387.00
£3,387.00
£1,692.00
£849.00
£283.00
DP £283.00

2009 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2009 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£2,523.00
£2,523.00
£212.00

2007 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

91.0

2007 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

91.0
£2,428.00
£2,428.00
£2,428.00
£204.00

2006 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2006 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£2,786.00
£2,786.00

2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£5,599.00
£466.00

2004 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2004 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£2,108.00
£2,108.00
£177.00
£351.00

2003 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2003 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£2,622.00
£2,622.00
£220.00

2000 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2000 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£11,251.00
£937.00

1990 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1990 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£4,737.00
£394.00

1973 Chambertin Clos de Beze Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1973 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£4,749.00
£395.00

2015 Chambolle Musigny Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Chambolle Musigny Burgundy

TBC

2014 Chambolle Musigny Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2014 Chambolle Musigny Burgundy

£891.00
£891.00
£446.00

2013 Chambolle Musigny Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2013 Chambolle Musigny Burgundy

£593.00
£593.00
£297.00
£52.00

2011 Chambolle Musigny Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2011 Chambolle Musigny Burgundy

£533.00
£267.00
£47.00

2004 Chambolle Musigny Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2004 Chambolle Musigny Burgundy

£2,945.00
£2,945.00

2015 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Burgundy

£682.00
£682.00

2013 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2013 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Burgundy

£766.00
£381.00

2012 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

90.0

2012 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Burgundy

90.0
£596.00
£596.00
£53.00

2011 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

90.0

2011 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Burgundy

90.0
£460.00
£79.00
Sold Out

2010 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

89.0

2010 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Burgundy

89.0
£1,142.00
£1,142.00
NEW
DP £1,142.00

2009 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

91.0

2009 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Burgundy

91.0
£1,142.00
£1,142.00
NEW
DP £1,142.00
£571.00

2008 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

90.0

2008 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Burgundy

90.0
£571.00
£571.00
£286.00

2015 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

95.0

2015 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

95.0
£6,120.00
£3,060.00
£510.00

2014 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2014 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

£3,234.00
£270.00
£362.00

2013 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2013 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

£3,573.00
£3,573.00
£1,787.00
£895.00
£298.00

2012 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

93.25

2012 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

93.25
£4,662.00
£4,662.00
DP £2,332.00
£388.00

2011 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

91.0

2011 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

91.0
£3,375.00
£3,375.00
£1,686.00
£846.00
£282.00

2010 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2010 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

£6,531.00
£1,632.00
£544.00

2008 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2008 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

£3,726.00
£3,726.00

2007 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2007 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

£3,270.00
£1,635.00
£273.00

2005 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2005 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

£5,854.00
£487.00

2003 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2003 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

£3,501.00
£292.00

2000 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2000 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

£10,677.00
£889.00

1990 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1990 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

£7,902.00
£658.00

1988 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1988 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

£6,860.00
£571.00

1985 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

1985 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Burgundy

£8,507.00
£709.00

2015 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2015 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes Burgundy

£990.00
£990.00

2014 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2014 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes Burgundy

£912.00
£912.00

2013 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2013 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes Burgundy

£1,007.00
£1,007.00

2012 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

93.0

2012 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes Burgundy

93.0
£1,019.00
£1,019.00
£1,019.00
£255.00
£87.00

2011 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes Drouhin; Joseph Burgundy

2011 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes Burgundy

£1,036.00
£1,036.00
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