Clos des Mouches represents the beating heart of one of our favorite estates in all of Burgundy.
It was one of the first land purchases made by a family that has built one of the more impressive lineups of vineyard ownership and remains a truly significant wine in the Burgundy landscape almost 100 years after Maruice Drouhin acquired the vines.
Clos des Mouches Blanc is one of the insider wines in all of Burgundy, and the 2019 is a formidable edition of a wine that is consistently great year in and year out.
The beauty of Clos des Mouches is the way that it combines accessibility with ageability, serious mineral complexity, and a suave, easygoing, drinkable nature. I have had numerous bottles from the 1980's that have shown brilliantly and Burghound has certainly raved about bottles going back well over half a century. With that being said, there is so often an immediacy to Clos des Mouches Blanc that makes it comforting in its youth.
It's easy to see the fondness that Burgundy collectors have for Clos des Mouches Blanc. The wine always seems to find its way into cellars next to the likes of Ramonet, Leflaive, Coche and Roulot. It's a truly serious wine from the humble origins of a Beaune 1er Cru.
By all indications, the 2019 Clos des Mouches Blanc will be an easy wine to love and the kind of vintage where Drouhin's white wines truly excel. There is definitive balance to be had in the 2019 whites, but the elevated richness of a powerful vintage melds so seamlessly with the Drouhin style that emphasizes elegance and clarity. Personally, I'm really looking forward to drinking many bottles of this wine over the course of its long life.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits