Joseph Drouhin Cote du Beaune Blanc 2020
|France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune
"A truly delicious and harmonious wine. Pale gold color, very bright. The aromas bring to mind honey, almond and lemongrass (citronella). As the wine matures, intense flavors of grilled hazelnut and almonds are in evidence." - Winemaker Notes
Enticing floral nose with ripe yellow grapefruit and candied lemon. Ripe and generous with a wonderfully creamy texture on the palate. Excellent tension between minerality and richness, the fine tannins beautifully interwoven with the acidity at the long, cool and focused finish. A blend of wine from young vines in the Côte de Beaune and the cool-climate La Grande Châtelaine.
A more floral, if less citrus-suffused nose of pear and apple complements the almost delicate yet generous flavors that possess very good depth on the sneaky long finish. This is really quite good for the genre and a wine that should drink well shortly after release.
The 2020 Cote de Beaune Blanc, which includes 30-40% from Clos des Mouches, has a peachy nose, touches of apricot blossom and Nashi pear. The palate is well balanced with a slightly waxy texture, good depth with just a hint of bitter lemon on the finish. Recommended.
Incorporating some 40% declassified young-vine Clos des Mouches, the 2020 Côte de Beaune Blanc delivers aromas of pear, freshly baked bread, white flowers and almonds. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with lively balancing acids, it's already drinking well.
Light on its feet, this white reveals floral, apple and honey flavors. Fresh and harmonious, this ends with accents of baking spices. Drink now.