2019 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Grèves$94.99
James Suckling 94 pts! A concentrated and very well-structured Beaune that has plenty of positive tannic power. Still quite tightly wound, but there’s excellent fruit and everything fits together very neatly at the long, spicy and earthy finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
Burghound 92 pts! A slightly more complex if less elegant nose presents notes of both various red berries and plenty of floral elements. The delicious, generous and mouthcoating medium-bodied flavors possess focused power on the compact, firmly structured and mildly austere finale. I very much like the texture which should permit this to be enjoyed on the younger side though be aware that there is sufficient underlying material to repay 12 to 15 years of cellaring. (Drink starting 2031)