Product is Sold Out
Out of stock!
Chassagne Montrachet Embazees Joseph Drouhin 2016 (750ML)
90 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les EmbazÃ©es, located on the border with Santenay, was only slightly touched by the frost. It has a lovely beeswax and honeysuckle-scented bouquet that blossoms with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with a keen thread of acidity, moderate weight and a welcome spicy edge toward the saline finish. It does not quite deliver the length, but there is plenty of personality here." 12/17
90-93 Points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous: "Pale yellow. Pure, expressive aromas of pear, apple, spices, lichee, menthol and white flowers. Silky and ripe but lively too, with its ripe pear flavor conveying a glyceral texture without any excess weight. Finishes with lovely tactile persistence. This fruit was picked near 13% potential alcohol and was not chaptalized, noted Faure-Brac, adding that if Drouhin had waited any longer to harvest, the acidity level would have plunged even farther (it's 3.7 grams per liter following the malolactic fermentation)." 9/17
90 Points, Burghound: " Once again there is a hint of residual sulfur and it's enough to suppress the aromatics today so I would suggest decanting this. Otherwise there is a rich and reasonably refined mouth feel to the generously proportioned and more subtly stony flavors that deliver good but not special complexity on the lingering finish where a hint of citrus zest arises. A wine of finesse in 2016." 6/18
92+ Points, John Gilman, View From the Cellar: "The les EmbazÃ©es premier cru has been a very welcome addition to the Drouhin lineup in recent years and the 2016 has really turned out beautifully. The bouquet is complex, focused and vibrant, wafting from the glass in a blend of pear, lemon, chalky minerality, a nice touch of vanillin oak and a very beguiling topnote of citrus zest. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite racy in profile, with a lovely core, fine soil signature and impressive backend energy on the focused and beautifully balanced finish. Lovely juice. (Drink between 2018-2035)" 11/17