2009 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Musigny Grand Cru

$999.99

96 points -Burghound Allen Meadows’

Tasting note:

Maison Joseph Drouhin
2009
Musigny
Grand Cru Red 750 ml
Score: 96
Tasted: May 06, 2011
Drink: 2024+
Issue: 42
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Producer note: I tasted this visit with Véronique Drouhin and her father Robert, who noted that 2009 was a “relatively easy vintage as there wasn’t much disease pressure during the growing season and as such, not much sorting work was required during the harvest. Yields were good to very good without being excessive, which is always a plus as well. The vinifications were also straightforward and because the stems were ripe, we used about 30% of them for the grands crus and the Petits Monts. The malos were finished by December, which allowed us to bottle a bit earlier than normal.” When I brought up the always tricky question about what vintage might resemble 2009, Robert nominated 1985. When I noted that some had invoked 1959, he responded “I don’t think the comparison with 1959 is apt because while there are certain similarities, 1959 was much richer in sugar and thus the alcohols were higher.”

Robert Parker : 95 points

The 2009 Musigny possesses dazzling aromatic complexity. This is a totally seamless, silky wine that fully captures the essence of its hallowed origins. It is beautifully nuanced throughout, with rose petal, spice and licorice overtones that add complexity and class. The finish is substantial and impeccably balanced. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039. Drouhin farms 75 hectares of vineyards according to biodynamic principles. Maceration and fermentation lasts about three weeks. The wines are then racked into oak in a cold part of the cellar to slow down the malos, although in 2009 they were entirely done by December. The estate leaves the wines on their lees for several months with one racking, or two if needed, prior to being assembled for bottling. New oak ranges from 25% for the entry-level wines to 50-65% for the grand crus. Veronique Drouhin thinks the 2009s will stay open throughout their lives, much as the 1985s have. All of these 2009s were bottled between early December, 2010 and January, 2011.

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Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 5.7 × 6.5 in
Size

6 Bottles, Single Bottle

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