Henri Jouan: 2005-2012

Posted by Ian McFadden

Henri Jouan
From Passetoutgrains to Clos St. Denis

The wines of Henri Jouan keep a fairly low profile, but those who know them fall very hard for them.

Cult-y may be over-used in wine, but for us Jouan is the definition of the phrase. Not many people know the wines, but those who do tend to get obsessed with them. They are rarely seen on the market.

Currently, there are somewhere around 7-8 listings total for Jouan in the country.

They are mysterious, beautiful and subtle Burgundies.

Today, I'm happy to offer a wide range of Jouan's wines stretching from 2005-2012 and covering everything from a delicious Passetoutgrains to mesmerizing examples of Clos St. Denis. The line-up top-to-bottom is that strong and that worthy of consideration.

The thread that connects Henri Jouan's wines is a haunting mixture of perfume and delicacy. They are all fine weaves of earth, smoke, flowers and fruit.

We have many customers who are fond of comparing Jouan's wines to the legendary wines of the now retired Jacky Truchot. The wines do share a kinship in terms of texture and a whisper quiet allure.

I have to say that every time we open a Jouan at the store (and it's something I can't resist doing when we have some around) the staff gets very quiet. They are some of the most delightfully pensive Burgundies that I know.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine and Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

Henri Jouan: 2005-2012