1993 Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Grèves
Ex-Domaine, Perfect Provenance
The 1993s were released around 16 years ago. But it's only now that they've officially arrived.
1993 was perhaps a bit misunderstood in its youth. But today, it's proven to be one of the top vintages of its decade - only 1999 overshadows it.
The 1993 Grand Crus are, at the moment, still a bit young and brooding, a bit turned in on themselves, yet the 1er Crus have come into the zone - the wines are on-point right now revealing a beautiful purity of fruit, great nuance and style.
Drouhin has deep cellars and every now and again they release small parcels of back-vintage treasures. The entire parcel is ex-domaine, in perfect shape.
We could focus on the value here - a 1er Cru Burgundy, a top producer, perfect provenance, well under $100, drinking now - but honestly that seems to miss the point, which is more the experience of the wine itself.
Grèves, as plenty have acknowledged, is a special site within Beaune. Along with maybe Teurons and Clos des Mouches, most will concede that it’s the “grandest” Premier Cru in the commune.
The vineyard produces one of Beaune's longest lived and most elegant wines. It is a full wine, with a bit of the body and muscle of a Pommard yet Drouhin always shapes something fine, a wine with a surprising amount of detail and even delicacy - something that might normally be considered counterintuitive for Beaune.
Drouhin's 1993s are strong, almost across the board. These will go quick.
We have only a few cases of this to go around today and only those of you who have supported our Burgundy program get a look today.
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Director of Fine & Rare Wine
Crush WIne & Spirits