Clos des Mouches is one of the great gems in Drouhin's stable.
It was one of the first sites that Joseph Drouhin bought in the 1920s, situated in a choice mid-slope location.
Today, I'm happy to offer Drouhin's 2010 Beaune Clos des Mouches Rouge for $99.95 per bottle.
This is one of those secrets of the serious Burgundy fanatic. Drouhin's Clos des Mouches is a wine that nearly always has some space in those glossy cellars filled with Grand Cru Burgundy and First Growth Bordeaux.
Simply put: Clos des Mouches is a very special site. If Beaune is known for being somewhat sturdy and rustic, Clos des Mouches is something of an anomaly; the wine is strikingly elegant, suave and silky in texture.
It is a wine that brings the force and heft of Beaune, yet does so with incredible composure (a composure that only increases with 5, 10, 15 years in the cellar) and it always has an incredible snap of limestone and mineral. The wine has a reputation for making serious old bones - the Burghound has notes from recently tasting a great 1964.
The 2010 Drouhins are a force to be reckoned with. The 2010 is a Mouches of incredible grace. There's a pinpoint detail and clarity that's simply thrilling.
2010 is one of my favorite red Burgundy vintages of the past couple of decades. The fact that we're able to sell this for less than the going rate of the 2015 underscores the opportunity here. At this sharp pricing, I doubt this will stick around for very long.
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2010 Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Rouge
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Burghound: "A ripe and highly complex nose of floral, earth, spice and discreet wood notes all add breadth to the very fresh dark berry fruit aromas. There is good volume to the lush, round and intense medium-bodied flavors that possess a moderately firm tannic spine as well as excellent depth and length. This should