Greatness In Clear Focus:
2017 Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge

Posted by Ian McFadden

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.

This is a wine that we offer every vintage. For us, it's a don't-miss wine. With that said, the 2017 seems poised to be a glorious vintage for the wine.

I'm happy to offer Drouhin's 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge for $122.95 per bottle and $115.95 in 3-packs.

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. 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.

The 2017 very nicely consolidates what makes Clos des Mouches such a fascinating and compelling outlier. It possess a radiant, silky fineness and the rigorous structure that has made it a secret among serious Burgundy fanatics for years.

Clos des Mouches Rouge has a reputation for making serious old bones - Burghound has notes from a recent tasting of a great 1964. The 2017 is a stunning example of the wine's composure, limestone driven structure and sheer seductiveness.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2017 Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge

Special Bottle Price: $122.95

Burghound: "A discreet application of wood sets off the ripe and very fresh aromas of plum, various red berries and a pretty floral element. The opulent and highly seductive medium weight flavors are shaped by firm but not rigid tannins on the balanced finish. This should age gracefully and yet be approachable after only 5ish years."

Special 3-Pack Price: $347.85 ($115.95/btl)