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#1 Post by dbailey » September 30th, 2014, 8:22 am

Noticed this was produced in 2012. Although I've never seen a clos St Denis from them before their website seems to indicate it has been produced regularly in recent years though never reviewed by Meadows. Website implies a negoce wine. Anyone know anything about it and how it compares to others eg Dujac, Jadot, arlaud, ponsot etc?
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#2 Post by Jay Miller » September 30th, 2014, 2:02 pm

Wonderful wine, one of their best negociant bottlings. Rumor has it the grapes come from Jouan.
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#3 Post by Andy B » September 30th, 2014, 3:56 pm

I had the '89 and '90 side-by-side earlier in the month. Both bottles were very good. Of the other producers you list, I've only drunk the '90 Dujac CSD--it was a much richer wine than the Drouhin, whatever that is worth with an N=1 for comparison.
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#4 Post by Berry Crawford » September 30th, 2014, 4:31 pm

It's not the grapes but actually finished wine that come from Jouan. When I was tasting at Jouan they were saying that drouhin supplies their own barrels.

I love the Jouan bottling of this and once bought an 89 of the drouhin wine from Winebid. It was killer

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#5 Post by Frank Drew » October 1st, 2014, 6:04 am

I bought their 2005 based on some nice comments I'd read online saying it was one of the best, but I haven't tried it yet. I also bought Laurent's '05 version, just to do a contrast and compare.

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#6 Post by Jay Miller » October 1st, 2014, 6:17 am

Frank Drew wrote:I bought their 2005 based on some nice comments I'd read online saying it was one of the best, but I haven't tried it yet. I also bought Laurent's '05 version, just to do a contrast and compare.
I have 2 bottles of that but wasn't considering opening one until age 20. Unless you open one and tell me it's great now of course :)
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#7 Post by Ken McNamara » October 1st, 2014, 10:14 am

Berry Crawford wrote:It's not the grapes but actually finished wine that come from Jouan. When I was tasting at Jouan they were saying that drouhin supplies their own barrels.

I love the Jouan bottling of this and once bought an 89 of the drouhin wine from Winebid. It was killer
This is really interesting Berry! I assumed they bought the grapes when I learned Jouan was the source. The Sorbe comes from Jouan too. In my opinion, Jouan's 2005's are over extracted and he blew a relative easy vintage, which I find so odd because his '03's and '04's are excellent in both difficult vintages. We own a mix case of 2005 Jouan, so I am now on a mission to source the '05 Drouhin bottles of CSD and Sorbe to do a blind comparison.


Thanks for the tidbit!

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#8 Post by Frank Drew » October 7th, 2014, 1:53 pm

Jay Miller wrote:
Frank Drew wrote:I bought their 2005 based on some nice comments I'd read online saying it was one of the best, but I haven't tried it yet. I also bought Laurent's '05 version, just to do a contrast and compare.
I have 2 bottles of that but wasn't considering opening one until age 20. Unless you open one and tell me it's great now of course :)
I might have to... if I wait until 2025 I might need to take it IV!

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#9 Post by Nick Gangas » October 7th, 2014, 5:53 pm

Is Drouhin s Clos Sorbe also negociant ?

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#10 Post by maureen nelson » October 7th, 2014, 6:04 pm

Yes. Also jouan's supposedly.

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#11 Post by Nick Gangas » October 7th, 2014, 6:14 pm

Thanks Maureen

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