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Joseph Drouhin Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru 2014

Powerfully Expressive

This wine con¬≠tains a pure con¬≠cen¬≠tra¬≠tion of Pinot Noir grapes that leaves it, nonethe¬≠less, smooth on the tongue. One expects noth¬≠ing less from a domain that exclu¬≠sive¬≠ly pro¬≠duces it!


This Grand Cru C√īte de Nuits red wine from Bur¬≠gundy is ded¬≠i¬≠cat¬≠ed¬≠ly mon¬≠i¬≠tored through¬≠out the wine¬≠mak¬≠ing process to ensure its pre¬≠mi¬≠um qual¬≠i¬≠ty. The fla¬≠vor of this wine is much affect¬≠ed by the pre¬≠co¬≠cious¬≠ness of the 2014 har¬≠vest, with grapes ripen¬≠ing faster than nor¬≠mal, lead¬≠ing to a har¬≠vest two weeks ahead of sched¬≠ule. The ear¬≠ly aro¬≠mat¬≠ic notes of cher¬≠ries and dark choco¬≠late in this wine give way to nuances of under¬≠growth, truf¬≠fles, and fine leather with a hint of cedar¬≠wood. The wine is deep red in col¬≠or, almost pur¬≠ple, and its tan¬≠nins are refined and vel¬≠vety, with a long-lin¬≠ger¬≠ing mouthfeel.


This Grand Cru Bur¬≠gundy pairs well with aged cheeses, but we like to bring par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar atten¬≠tion to soft, fruity, cow‚Äôs milk ones like the C√ģteaux cheese, made in the same abbey that once owned and oper¬≠at¬≠ed the Grands-√Čchezeaux vine¬≠yard. For the rest of your meal, this wine will car¬≠ry you through either prime cuts of filet mignon or game birds and venison. 


The C√īte de Nuits is the exclu¬≠sive domain of the Pinot Noir, where the puri¬≠ty of the grape is leg¬≠endary. Here, the com¬≠pe¬≠ti¬≠tion between vine¬≠yards has always been fierce‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČespe¬≠cial¬≠ly, once upon a time, among mem¬≠bers of the nobil¬≠i¬≠ty and papa¬≠cy. Grands-√Čchezeaux is not exempt from this his¬≠to¬≠ry of one-upman¬≠ship. The monks of C√ģteaux, who already owned the vine¬≠yard of Clos Vougeot, made sev¬≠er¬≠al attempts to acquire the famed Musigny vine¬≠yards right across the wall. Thwart¬≠ed, they turned their atten¬≠tions to the Grands-√Čchezeaux and cul¬≠ti¬≠vat¬≠ed it as a rival to the Musigny vine¬≠yard. One can be cer¬≠tain that each and every wine from the C√īte de Nuits is triply excel¬≠lent because of the region‚Äôs sto¬≠ried reputation. 

Storage Instructions

It‚Äôs best to store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from con¬≠stant vibra¬≠tion. Keep your bot¬≠tle hor¬≠i¬≠zon¬≠tal in a wine rack or cel¬≠lar to retain the moist¬≠ness of the cork. The ide¬≠al tem¬≠per¬≠a¬≠ture for stor¬≠age is between 16 to 18¬įC.

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