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WINE REVIEW: Joseph Drouhin - Chorey-Les-Beaune

REVIEW: Joseph Drouhin - Chorey Les Beaunes

From the Cote D'Or the 2018 version. This was a clear and bright pale garnet which showed some age. Medium flavour intensity which was the disappointment but still had distinct aromas of cedarwood, red cherries, toast, red strawberries and hints of mocha.

There was considerable further potential in the wine, on the palate it is fully fermented to dry, medium acidity and tannin, body and alcohol - which was a surprise, the notes of sour cherry, cedar and sandalwood, logaberry and raspberries with a medium+ finish.

The finish and the flavour profile upticked the aromas and creates a very balanced and woven wine with smooth tannin structure. There is complexity there which could easily see this wine age for another 5-6 years.

Average price: £21 region a bottle.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Appellation: Small village of Chorey by Corton. Vineyard founded in 1237.


Overall rating: 89/100 - the nose letting it down a touch but the flavour profile is significant.

Food Pairings: Charcuterie / salted meats as a nice starter, or alternatively for mains - duck or pork, for fish - strong steak orientated fish - like salmon or tuna.

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