Very Rare and Very Special - 2008 Drouhin Chambertin Clos de Beze

Posted by Ian McFadden

Grand Cru of Stunning Purity
2008 Drouhin Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
Lowest Price in the Nation

"There is an inner tension between the very pure fruit tones, striking expressions of terroir and lovely acidity across the entire range of Drouhin 2008s that is very rare and very special."
-John Gilman

Drouhin simply produced awesomely beautiful 08s. In a vintage defined by its purity of terroir expression, Drouhin's wines stand out for the pristine, soil saturated clarity.

As always, Drouhin's 08 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze is one of the stars of the line-up.

One of the best bottles of Burgundy I've ever had was a '71 Drouhin Clos de Bèze. Drouhin's Bèze is a wine of an absolutely grand scale and yet retains an ultra-fine detail. Clos de Bèze's muscle is on bold display, but Drouhin's jewel-box style imprints itself on the wine with an impeccable fineness and harmony.

This is all to say that Drouhin's Bèze can hang with the big boys in every way...but cost. When you compare the pricing on Drouhin's Bèze to Rousseau's Bèze, which in 08 goes for anywhere from $700-$1,100, the value it offers becomes very clear.

Drouhin's 08 Bèze is flat-out spectacular - it is a pure, classic example of what Bèze should be: forceful, rock-solid with an underlying earthy minerality, at the same time, elegant and gorgeously sophisticated. There's an incredible length and grip on the finish.

This is a killer wine from an amazing collection at a very sharp price. There's not much left to be said besides warn you that this is limited and allocations are likely.

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

Stephen Tanzer: "Good bright red. Complex, musky nose melds raspberry, clove, dried rose and herbs. Juicy, spicy and penetrating, with superb definition to the red berry and floral flavors. Still quite closed in on itself but really echoes on the long aftertaste. This comes across as less thick than the young 2008 Musigny but with at least as much verve on the back end."