Joseph Drouhin

About Joseph Drouhin

Founded in 1880 by the then 22 year old Joseph Drouhin, this famous Burgundy Negociant is still family owned. Of the current fourth generation, Veronique Drouhin is the wine-maker, Laurent is the brand ambassador in the USA, Philippe is in charge of the vineyards, whilst Frederic “conducts the orchestra”. Maison Joseph Drouhin owns extensive parcels throughout the region and in Chablis (see Drouhin-Vaudon page) extending to 73 hectares, including the world-renowned Clos des Mouches, one of the earliest purchases made by Joseph. From Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche through to Meursault and to Corton Charlemagne in the Côte de Beaune, Echezaux to Clos de Vougeot in the Côte de Nuits, the domaines produce a wide spectrum from Laforêt Bourgogne Blanc and Rouge to Grands Crus in Musigny and Chambertin.

Drouhin’s foremost concern is to express the exact character of each terroir. Since 1993 they have worked their vineyards to organic and biodynamic principles, “bringing natural answers to natural problems”. Vine stocks are grown in their own nursery to preserve their genetic heritage and to control quality. Vineyards are ploughed by horse with treatments based on herb infusions, and natural predators are used instead of synthetic products to control pests. Planting is dense and yields deliberately kept low.

Vinification is traditional, using indigenous yeasts and as little technical interference as possible, varied according to the needs of each terroir. Ageing takes into account the origin of each wine: stainless steel vats to enhance fruit and freshness in Chablis and Mâconnais, oak barrels to develop complexity and finesse in Côte d’Or. New oak barrels are made from oak trees individually selected by Drouhin which are then weathered for three years so that all coarse tannins can be eliminated. Their use, and the time the wine spends in them, are determined by the appellation and the vintage.

The progress of every wine is meticulously monitored and recorded at every stage; Drouhin were one of the first houses in Burgundy to apply bar codes to the barrels to ensure total traceability. Every cork is stamped with Joseph Drouhin, the appellation and the vintage in order to guarantee the authenticity of the wine.

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LAFORÊT BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY 2019

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100% Chardonnay

A bouquet of citrus aromas, which then lead to honey and vanilla. In the mouth, it’s funky, spontaneous and striking. A wine full of charm.

MÂCON BUSSIÈRES ‘LES CLOS’ 2019

 

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100% Chardonnay 

The colour is limpid and bright. The wine develops mineral notes with hints of white flowers. Precise on the palate and with a long aftertaste. It shows an amazing purity.

SAINT-VÉRAN 2019

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100% Chardonnay

Stylistically close to Pouilly-Fuissé with its golden hue, its greenish reflection and its refreshing taste. The aromas are reminiscent of the ripe Chardonnay grape, with subtle notes of musk. A pleasant roundness coats the palate.

POUILLY-VINZELLES 2017

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100% Chardonnay

Pale yellow colour with numerous bright green reflections. Intense persistent flavours of peach and white flowers harmoniously meshed together. On the palate, the wine is ample, fresh, intense, with notes of ripe grape, almond, fresh hazelnut and cinnamon. 

RULLY BLANC 2019

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100% Chardonnay

The colour is a beautiful white gold, with a ravishing purity and brilliance. The aromas are fresh and fruity, with nuances of broom shrub, almond and preserved citrus. On the palate, it is fresh and elegant. A long and delicious aftertaste makes for a lasting impression.

RULLY BLANC PREMIER CRU 2018

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100% Chardonnay

The Rully Premier Cru has a green tinted golden colour. With great finesse, the subtleties of aromas range from hedge flowers (acacia, hawthorn, honeysuckle) to violet, lemon and white peach. With time, it also shows honey, quince, dried fruit. On the palate it is fruity, round, fat and long, with freshness and elegance.

MEURSAULT 2018 

 

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100% Chardonnay 

A beautiful golden colour and wonderful aromas: honey, linden flower, hazelnut butter, sometimes even chamomile or hawthorn. On the palate, a silky roundness. Long on the aftertaste, with flavours of yellow plum and gingerbread.

CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET BLANC 2018

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100% Chardonnay

Light golden colour. Intense nose of flower, brioche and candied lemon aromas, evolving towards nuances of grilled hazelnut and spice. On the palate, the wine is straightforward, with a nice texture and finesse. It has a long aftertaste where floral and gingerbread notes dominate.

PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 2019

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100% Chardonnay

The colour is pure and bright, with light glints of white gold. The aromas evoke trees in bloom and white flesh fruit, like white peaches. On the palate, there is a sensation of fresh silkiness. Long and persistent in the aftertaste, ending on an exceptional wealth of flavours, both floral and fruity.

MEURSAULT PREMIER CRU ‘CHARMES’ 2017

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100% Chardonnay

 The nose evokes aromas of almond, croissants, then fine spice and finally grilled dried fruit. The texture feels like silk without the alcohol ever being dominant. The wine develops on the palate and opens up fully until the long aftertaste brings back some of the precious aromas felt in the bouquet: almond paste and hot brioche.

MEURSAULT PREMIER CRU ‘PERRIÈRES’ 2018

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100% Chardonnay

On the nose, interesting and varied aromas: syrup, grilled almond, preserved fruit. In the mouth, a silky and ample texture with plenty of freshness or lightness. Long on the palate, with flavours recalling grilled bread and fruit jam. 

MEURSAULT PREMIER CRU ‘GENEVRIÈRES’ 2018

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100% Chardonnay

The nose, concentrated and elegant, full without being heady, evokes aromas of almond, warm bread out of the oven, hot croissant, before fine spice and finally grilled dried fruit. The mouth, both ample and generous, develops aromas of vanilla mingling with citrus notes. Very long aftertaste.

CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET PREMIER CRU ‘EMBAZÉES’ 2018

 

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100% Chardonnay

The wine is bright with a light golden colour. Its aromas, reminiscent of hawthorn, acacia and honeysuckle evolve toward hazelnut and after a few years maturing deliver some hints of honey and ripe pear. On the palate, this wine offers opulent long-lasting flavours.

CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET MORGEOT PREMIER CRU ‘MARQUIS DE LAGUICHE’ 2018

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100% Chardonnay

Admirable light golden colour. Intense and elegant aromas come to the fore: hawthorn, apricot notes, evolving towards hints of blond tobacco. As the wine ages, there are nuances of dried fruit and rare spices. A silky texture and a subtle touch of tannin give a true personality to the wine.

CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE GRAND CRU ‘PROPRIÉTES’ 2018

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100% Chardonnay

One of the greatest wines of Burgundy, to be tasted with awe and reverence.  On the nose, there are some subtle tones of rose, fresh almond, citrus, honey, exotic wood and spice. Majestic and well balanced on the palate. Generous and lively at the same time. Intense and complex aftertaste. All the aromas mingle and linger for quite a long time afterwards.

BEAUNE PREMIER CRU ‘CLOS DES MOUCHES’ 2018

100% Chardonnay

An outstanding wine. Pale yellow colour. Complex floral nose of white lilac and white rose. Once open, fruity aromas come to the fore, evolving towards grilled hazelnut and almond. When the wine is more mature, the nose is surprisingly strong and fifteen minutes of aeration produce wonderful notes of white truffle, citron (cedrat), honey and nutmeg, elegantly meshed together. Very lively on the palate. 

COTE DE BEAUNE BLANC 2018

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100% Chardonnay

A truly delicious and harmonious wine. Pale gold colour, very bright. The aromas bring to mind honey, almond and lemongrass (citronella). As the wine matures, intense flavours of grilled hazelnut and almonds are in evidence.

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LAFORÊT BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR 2019

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100% Pinot Noir

A wine full of charm. Bright ruby colour and a nose rich with aromas of red fruit: raspberry, red currants, wild strawberry. On the palate the wine is fruity and refreshing, with light tannins and great elegance.

 

RULLY ROUGE 2018

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100% Pinot Noir

Beautiful bright ruby-red colour. Aromas of puréed raspberry, gooseberry, red currant, blackberry. The flavours belong to those of a great Burgundy. Fresh, velvety texture, elegant tannins, well meshed when the wine is mature. Long, refined aftertaste, with some touches of fruit jam.

VOLNAY 2018

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100% Pinot Noir

A wine of great elegance with a vivid and bright colour. When the wine is young the aromas are reminiscent of violet and black currant. With age the aromas take on notes of ripe or candied fruit, mushroom and mild spices. On the palate, a pleasant sensation of roundness and velvety texture. Long aftertaste, with touches of candied fruit and vanilla.

GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 2017

 

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100% Pinot Noir

Intensely fruity on the nose with aromas of black cherry, wild blackberry and liquorice. The woody character is subtle and marries delicately with the other aromas.  Although present on the palate, the tannins are never astringent but blend themselves harmoniously with the wine’s natural freshness and velvety texture.

NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES 2017

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100% Pinot Noir

Deep red colour. The aromas are powerful and elegant with notes of cherry and blackberry, as well as hints of cedar wood evolving towards forest floor. On the palate: a beautiful balance between structure and softness. The long aftertaste is reminiscent of fruit syrups and mild spices.

CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 2018

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100% Pinot Noir

Fine lace and silk are the words most often associated with this wine. Bright, intense colour and complex aromas evoking violet, black cherry and damp earth. Refined tannins coat the palate. Good balance between texture and acidity. Long aftertaste, with notes of cherry and candied fruit.

VOSNE-ROMANÉE 2016

 

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100% Pinot Noir

Beautiful colour, with intense and bright reflections. The diversity of the aromas is striking: wild cherry, nutmeg, camphor wood, fine leather. Later on, the wine takes on a subtle aroma of truffle, producing the most varied palate. With its perfect balance between tannin and acidity, the wine has a fleshy, sturdy body.

GEVREY CHAMBERTIN PREMIER CRU 2018

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100% Pinot Noir

Beautiful, bright ruby colour. The fruity aromas (black cherry, blackberry) mingle with hints of liquorice. The nose reveals notes of spices and nutmeg evolving towards scents of mushroom. The tannins are present but not too strong. Great aftertaste.

CHOREY LES BEAUNE 2019

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100% Pinot Noir

Bright, clear red colour. On the palate, a tender, supple, graceful, round body. Very flavourful in the aftertaste, with a hint of blackberry jam. When the wine gets older, wild blackberry is the dominant aroma. After 3 or 5 years, the wine takes on a distinctive smell of truffle and undergrowth evolving towards notes of venison.

SAVIGNY LES BEAUNE 2017

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100% Pinot Noir

A delicate and elegant wine. On the nose, characteristic aromas of spice and violet, mingled with wild blackberry. On the palate, refined and supple. Persistent aftertaste, with delicious and subtle flavours that linger on for quite a long time.

NUITS-SAINT-GEORGE PREMIER CRU ‘DAMODES’ 2017

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100% Pinot Noir

The Nuits-Saint-Georges Damodes displays a beautiful deep dark ruby colour and aromas of red fruit and spices. It is generous on the palate, evolving towards smooth tannins. Very good ageing potential.

CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY PREMIER CRU 2018

 

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100% Pinot Noir

Bright, intense colour and complex aromas evoking violet, black cherry and damp earth. Across the vintages, there are also notes of truffle and game. Refined tannins coat the palate. Good balance between texture and acidity. Long aftertaste, with notes of cherry and candied fruit.

VOLNAY PREMIER CRU ‘CLOS DE CHENES’ 2018

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100% Pinot Noir

A beautiful, intense and luminous, ruby colour. A floral nose dominated by an aroma of violet, a signature of this wine. Other delicate notes can be detected, such as rose jam and wild strawberry. Good structure on the palate, with refined tannins. Nice texture with lingering floral and fruity flavours.

GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN PREMIER CRU ‘CLOS PRIEUR’ 2017

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100% Pinot Noir

The wine shows a beautiful deep garnet colour. The nose exudes intense scents of candied black fruits.  On the palate, aromas of Morello cherry mingle with hints of vanilla, and the soft tannins offer a nice silky texture. Very long aftertaste.

VOSNE-ROMANÉE PREMIER CRU 2018

 

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100% Pinot Noir

Beautiful bright deep colour. The wines offer a great aromatic complexity. The nose exudes notes of violet, red cherry, strawberry, combined with hints of coffee, chocolate and even truffle. The palate confirms the delicacy of pinot noir. Its refined aromas are supported by silky tannins. Lingering elegant aftertaste.

GEVREY CHAMBERTIN PREMIER CRU ‘CAZETIERS’ 2018

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100% Pinot Noir

With a beautiful deep ruby colour, the wine develops complex aromas of small red and black fruits, spices and liquorice. The mouth is generous. It shows a good structure and is powerful with silky tannins.

CLOS DE VOUGEOT GRAND CRU 2018

 

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100% Pinot Noir

The ruby red colour is magnificent and takes on a deeper hue with age. The aromas are intense and evoke raspberry and wild cherry, becoming more complex with age: undergrowth, truffle, candied fruit. A sublime structure, with refined tannins.

CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE GRAND CRU 2018

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100% Pinot Noir

A beautiful, intense ruby-red colour. When the wine is young, the aromas are reminiscent of black cherry and dark chocolate. With age, they evolve towards notes of undergrowth, truffle and liquorice. Tannins provide a good structure, perfectly balanced by the velvety texture of the wine. The long aftertaste brings back the aromas of cherry and liquorice.

MAZIS-CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU 2017

 

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100% Pinot Noir

The wine offers an intense, deep colour with powerful and complex aromas of red and black fruits and liquorice.  Structured, with a long aftertaste it develops a lot of finesse and the tannins remains silky.

GRANDS-ECHEZEAUX GRAND CRU 2014

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100% Pinot Noir

In its youth the wine displays aromas of great finesse, reminiscent of cherry and dark chocolate or cocoa bean. As the wine matures, these aromas evolve towards other refined nuances evoking undergrowth, truffle, fine leather and sometimes light notes of cigar or cedar wood. The tannins are refined and the silk and velvet of the body are a perfect match.

CHARMES CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU 2016

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100% Pinot Noir

On the nose the first impression that arises is cherry. Then woody and fine spicy aromas appear with an elegant hint of musk. The flavours are extraordinary in their richness and harmony, neither too rough nor too heavy. The architecture of the wine is held up by fine and noble tannins, giving the body a silky texture. Acidity brings energy and liveliness. The aftertaste is a pure delight.

CORTON ROUGE GRAND CRU 2018

 

 

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100% Pinot Noir

Its colour is deep, its nose powerful and verging on candied fruit and spices when maturing. It has good structure in the mouth, without harshness. A good Corton must have “gras” (a velvety texture) to counterbalance tannin and acidity. On the palate, it recalls the candied fruit present in the nose. Very long and persistent, it ends on a very complex note.

SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNE ‘CLOS DES GODEAUX’ 2018

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100% Pinot Noir

Graceful nose of small red berries, roses and spices. On the palate, the wine offers a ravishing and subtle intensity of blackcurrant and raspberry aromas lingering on after the spicy notes. The mouth remains supple, the silky tannins contributing to its delicate finesse.

‘CÔTE DE BEAUNE’ ROUGE EN MAGNUM 2017

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100% Pinot Noir

A true delight and a great harmony. A beautiful purple colour. On the nose, delicate and fruity aromas such as strawberry and red currant. On the palate, the tannins are refined and lend a nice roundness to the body. Elegant aftertaste.

BEAUNE PREMIER CRU ‘CHAMPIMONTS’ 2016

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100% Pinot Noir

Intense ruby colour. On the nose, aromas of small red berries such as raspberry or red currant. With age the aromas acquire hints of clove and a slightly smoky note. On the palate the tannins are elegant and supple; there is a harmonious balance between acidity and texture. Flavours linger a long time in the aftertaste.

BEAUNE PREMIER CRU CUVÉE MAURICE DROUHIN HOSPICES DE BEAUNE 2017

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100% Pinot Noir

Maurice Drouhin made his donation of vineyards to the Hospices de Beaune Domaine in 1947. Comprised of Beaune Bressandes, Beaune Avaux, Beaune Boucherottes and Beaune Champimonts, this expression offers up a bouquet of sweet cassis, black cherries, spice and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a deep, brooding and well-defined structure. Suave tannins with a long, elegant and lifted finish.

BEAUNE PREMIER CRU ‘GREVES’ 2018

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100% Pinot Noir

Intense and bright red colour. The nose displays aromas of red currant with some spicy notes. With age and in some vintages, the aromas become even more marked by spicy and smoky touches, such as tobacco. On the palate, the tannins are refined and create a seductive harmony. In the aftertaste there is a marked flavour of crème de cassis and delicate touches of wood.

BEAUNE PREMIER CRU ‘CLOS DES MOUCHES’ ROUGE 2018

Beaune Clos des Mouches rouge

100% Pinot Noir

Beautiful, deep-red ruby colour.  Intense and fresh nose, with notes of red fruit such as Morello cherry, raspberry and blackberry. Smoky scents evolving towards liquorice add complexity. When drinking the wine, the first impression is always clear-cut and the texture fleshy. A final and most pleasing sensation of harmony, fullness and delicate tannins remains as the wine lingers on the palate.

MAISON JOSEPH DROUHIN HOSPICE DE BELLEVILLE BEAUJOLAIS

In 2014, Maison Joseph Drouhin signed an exclusive partnership with the Hospices de Belleville, owner of 34 acres in the 3 crus of Fleurie, Brouilly and Morgon. Nowadays the Hospice is a museum, having opened its doors in 1773 as a charitable institution which cared for the sick from among the poorest members of society. Throughout its time as a Hospice, it benefitted from the generosity of benefactors, some of whom donated vineyards, hence the exceptional parcels in Beaujolais

This partnership marks the culmination of a long shared history.  Maurice Drouhin, son of Joseph Drouhin, founder of the house, was a member of the French resistance during the war and owed his life to the brave actions of the nuns of the Hospices de Beaune, who looked after him for 6 months. In later life, as a sign of his gratitude, Maurice voluntarily helped to manage the Hospices de Beaune, and subsequently the Hospices Civiles of the East of France, which included the Hospices de Belleville. Therefore this is a wonderful opportunity, 50 years later, for his grandchildren to invest in the Hospices de Belleville and to retrace their Grandfather’s footsteps.

BEAUJOLAIS MORGON HOSPICES DE BELLEVILLE 2018

JDrouhin Morgon Hospices de Belleville

100% Gamay Noir

With a colour of deep purple-violet, this Morgon already unveils its temperament by aromas of very ripe red fruits, spices and liquorice. The palate confirms a tannic structure which, though a little firm yet, is redolent with balanced and fruity flavours.

BEAUJOLAIS FLEURIE HOSPICES DE BELLEVILLE 2019

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100% Gamay Noir

Having a pretty ruby, violet colour, the wine begins by expressing pretty floral notes of violet, rose, iris, with a typical peppery note which then evolves into red fruits. The flesh is smooth and silky with soft Tannins, like a caress, the finale is long fresh and persistant.

BEAUJOLAIS SAINT-AMOUR 2018 

 

JDrouhin Brouilly Hospices de Belleville

  100% Gamay Noir

Easily recognizable for its beautiful purple colour and typical aromas of violet and musk. Ample and round on the palate. Long aftertaste, with intense fruit.

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