Heartbreaking Purity and Poise:
Drouhin Griotte-Chambertin 2014

Posted by Ian McFadden

Griotte-Chambertin is one of my favorite bottles from Drouhin.

Drouhin captures the site with such heartbreaking purity and poise that it’s hard not to be deeply impressed.

In 2014, Drouhin's Griotte shines. Drouhin turned out a stunning range, but even in the context of the strong line-up, Griotte stands out for its impeccable finesse and elegance.

The 2014 vintage produced wines crackling with energy and brimming with vibrant, transparent fruit. The quality of the 2014s dovetails beautifully with Drouhin’s delicate and subtle style.

In 2014, all of the striking perfume and pristine red fruit that we love in Griotte is delivered with an ultra-clear expression of terroir. There’s gorgeous snap and brightness, and a layered, ethereal complexity.

At only 3 hectares, Griotte is one of the most elusive Grand Crus and the strong cast of growers (Fourrier, Ponsot, Drouhin, etc) only makes the Grand Cru rarer. Drouhin’s 2014 Griotte shows how profoundly graceful the site can be.

The 2014 Griotte is a bottle that I expect to develop brilliantly over the next several decades. At today’s sharp pricing, I imagine these bottles will disappear quickly.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits

2014 Drouhin Griotte-Chambertin

John Gilman: The 2014 Maison Drouhin Griotte-Chambertin had also been racked a week prior to my tasting it, but this too was showing very well indeed and did not seem overly upset about having been moved out of cask so recently. The wine includes fifteen percent whole clusters this year and offers up a gorgeous and very soil-driven bouquet of strawberries, cherries, grilled meat, coffee, a beautifully transparent base of soil, gentle spices and cedary wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and loaded with sappy red fruit at the core, with excellent transparency, fine-grained tannins and outstanding length and grip on the impeccably balanced finish. 2025-2075. 95.