Maison Joseph Drouhin   Griotte Chambertin

2009 Griotte Chambertin

By Maison Joseph Drouhin

2009 Griotte-Chambertin from Maison Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France

The exceptional 2009 vintage from the hallowed slopes of Burgundy's Griotte-Chambertin appellation is one that, even today, continues to resonate with the precise craft displayed by Maison Joseph Drouhin. Bearing the legacy of an outstanding year in Burgundian viniculture, this particular Griotte-Chambertin remains a cornerstone for collectors and investors alike.


Elegance and Structure: The Hallmarks of a Fine Vintage

In the pantheon of vintages, 2009 stands out as one year that brought forth wines with both immense charm and formidable structure. A divine confluence of ideal climatic conditions favored the region throughout the growing season. It is in this environment that the 2009 Griotte-Chambertin from Maison Joseph Drouhin unfurls its colours; deep ruby hues are complemented by an alluring spectrum of aromatics ranging from ripe cherry and blackcurrant to earthy undertones of truffle and spice.


A Taste Profile Defined by Harmony and Maturity

The palate offers a symphony of richly layered textures. Festooned with opulent fruit-forward tones that cradle the discerning tastes of fine wine connoisseurs, it progresses to unveil a finish tinged with refined tannins – a testament to its potential longevity. Such balance makes it an intelligent addition to any wine investment portfolio, promising further development as it continues to evolve gracefully within the bottle.

For those who seek to immerse themselves in the full expression of what made 2009 an exemplary year for Burgundian viticulture, look no further than this exquisite Griotte-Chambertin from Maison Joseph Drouhin. Its charm now begins to reach its zenith, offering ample opportunity for appreciation both on the palate and as a valuable asset.


Concluding Notes on a Wine Worth Cherishing

The 2009 Griotte-Chambertin from Maison Joseph Drouhin stands as a hallmark of its vintage - a beacon of fine winemaking manifest in the glass. It encapsulates a moment in time when nature conspired to present conditions ideal for creating wines of exceptional calibre. Affirmed by years of maturation, this vintage not only presents the seasoned collector with an illustrious addition to their collection but simultaneously poses as a sound investment for those who appreciate viticultural artistry paired with financial prudence.

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The 2009 Griotte-Chambertin is beautiful, elegant and totally weightless. This shows gorgeous subtlety and inner juiciness through to the nuanced finish. Griottes, spices and flowers linger on the close. My sense is this is holding a lot back in reserve at the moment. The Griotte-Chambertin is made from estate fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. Drouhin farms 75 hectares of vineyards according to biodynamic principles. Maceration and fermentation lasts about three weeks. The wines are then racked into oak in a cold part of the cellar to slow down the malos, although in 2009 they were entirely done by December. The estate leaves the wines on their lees for several months with one racking, or two if needed, prior to being assembled for bottling. New oak ranges from 25% for the entry-level wines to 50-65% for the grand crus. Veronique Drouhin thinks the 2009s will stay open throughout their lives, much as the 1985s have. All of these 2009s were bottled between early December, 2010 and January, 2011. Importer: Dreyfus Ashby & Co., New York, NY; tel. (212) 818-0770

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 1 May 2011

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