Founded in 1880, Joseph Drouhin was originally from the Chablis region and settled in Beaune to set up his wine company. But it was in 1957, when Robert Drouhin, Joseph Drouhin's grandson, took over that the domaine started to gain its present dimension with its acquisition of many vineyards, and that they began doing away with pesticides and other chemicals and built a laboratory of enology run by Laurence Jobard, the very first woman enologist in Burgundy. They then built a reputation for making wines that primarily reflect the individual terroir and vintage as they apply a balance of traditional and modern techniques and carefully monitor the whole winemaking process from vine to wine. They were awarded organic certification for all grapes grown within its vineyards beginning with the 2009 vintage. Their house style captures the purity of fruits with shorter aging period in oak and earlier bottling to preserve the charming fruitiness and completely reflect the terroirs in which the grapes were from; and specifically, their whites are pure, offering complete cleanliness in the palate. Among their portfolio, there is the Montrachet of Marquis de Laguiche which is one of the best vineyards that is considered heirloom treasure for its incomparable quality. Located in the southern part of the Côte de Beaune, the estate of the Marquis de Laguiche is entirely located on the Puligny side of the appellation. It is the largest parcel of the Montrachet vineyard and has been in the hands of the Laguiche family since 1776. The Drouhin family is in charge of its cultivation and vinification and, since 1947, has spread and preserved its worldwide renown. Their head winemaker, Véronique Boss-Drouhin, claims that the wine from this vineyard "should be regarded as the yardstick by which all other Burgundies should be judged" and that it offers "a glorious symphony of sensations". Today we are pleased to offer this Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche Grand Cru by Joseph Drouhin from the 2009 and 2017 vintage at special prices from now until the end of next Thu, 13th May 2021. Scored 93 points and 95 points respectively by Allen Meadows, both vintages can be enjoyed now but the 2017 could benefit from further ageing for several more years to come! Just as Allen Meadows stated, "Don't Miss!" -
Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche Grand Cru 2009 HK$4,900 per bottle Special Offer: HK$4,650 per bottle
6 bottles available, ETA 6-8 weeks 93pts Allen Meadows This is much riper than the 2010 with its softly exotic (but not tropical) nose of pear, mango, peach, oak and floral aromas. The big, opulent and ultra-intense broad-based flavors also remain extremely backward and tight yet the palate staining finish is hugely persistent. This border-line massive effort will require the better part of a decade to reach its full potential but should be well worth the wait as the underlying material is most impressive. Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche Grand Cru 2017 HK$4,380 per bottle Special Offer: HK$4,300 per bottle
6 bottles available, ETA 6-8 weeks 95pts Allen Meadows “Don’t miss!” This is also quite aromatically restrained with its decidedly cool and relatively airy nose that mixes a dollop of wood toast with plenty of floral, citrus and white-fleshed fruit scents. The super-fine but intense and tautly muscular large-scaled flavors possess a subtle minerality that carries over to the gorgeously complex, persistent and balanced finish. As it should be, this is very clearly built-to-age and a wine that should enjoy an extended maturity curve.
Subject to final confirmation. Special prices are valid from now until next Thu, 13th May 2021.
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