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Stephen Tanzer, September 2014,
(a blend of estate fruit and purchased must from vines on the Chassagne side): Pale color. Ripe, peach, smoky oak and clove on the nose. Fat, dense and sweet; showing less personality and class than the Corton-Charlemagne but noteworthy depth and weight. I don't find a lot of aromatic lift but this very rich wine appears to be passing through a sullen stage.
Maison Joseph Drouhin
Since 1880 Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines of finesse and elegance. A balance of tradition and modern techniques characterises Joseph Drouhin winemaking and vineyard management; on site nursery, ploughing, leaf removal, 100% hand harvesting, open fermenters, fermenting and ageing in oak. As a result of its historic location deep in the heart of Beaune and the quality of its vineyards, the expertise resulting from years of experience in the cultivation of vines and traditional vinification. Maison Joseph Drouhin is uniquely placed to uphold authentic Burgundian style.
Bâtard-Montrachet is a great white Grand Cru in Burgundy's Côte D'or. Its vineyards are located onthe slope beneath Le Montrachet, in the Côte de Beaune. Bâtard-Montrachet's soils are heavier than those surrounding it, made up of brown limestone and gravel, which pave the way for rich, nutty, honeyed and heady wines with good structure. They are not as elegant as those from Chevalier-Montrachet and are broader and weightier than wines from Montrachet.