2010 Griotte Chambertin
By Maison Joseph Drouhin
2010 Griotte Chambertin from Maison Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France
Maison Joseph Drouhin remains a stalwart in Burgundy, interpreting the nuances of one of the world's most hallowed terroirs with due reverence. The 2010 vintage upheld Burgundy's lineage, and the 2010 Griotte Chambertin from Maison Joseph Drouhin exemplifies the sheer competence and depth this notorious year has fostered in its yield.
Decoding the tapestry of 2010 in a bottle
The year of 2010 is captured in the 2010 Griotte Chambertin as a tournament of seasons—blessed with a cold winter and a dry August, resulting in smaller berries and ultimately wines of concentration and intensity. This Griotte Chambertin mirrors those conditions with its dark ruby hue and seductive nose that beckons with cherry, licorice, and delicate earthy undertones—a true testament to the gravitas invoked by Maison Joseph Drouhin's vinicultural mastery.
Intricacy matched with longevity: An investor's delight
The palate lavishes the senses in richness yet remains impeccably balanced—the hallmark of a noteworthy vintage. A tapestry woven from vibrant red fruit, underpinned by articulate tannins and an enduring mineral streak which bespeaks the Griotte Chambertin terroir. A wine of precision and poise, it possesses a potential for ageing that will tantalize both connoisseurs and fine wine investors alike, promising to unfurl further complexities over time.
Maison Joseph Drouhin's disciple-like dedication to their craft is evident within every remarkable harvest. The 2010 Griotte Chambertin is no exception—its poised evolution in the bottle continues to affirm its place as one of Burgundy’s most investable treasures.
A vintage narrative woven into every sip
To indulge in the 2010 Griotte Chambertin from Maison Joseph Drouhin is to partake in a tale of Burgundian intricacy—a vintage bestowed with challenges that have been turned into triumphs within the glass. As a piece de resistance for discerning palates or a jewel in the crown for astute portfolios, this wine embodies both soulfulness and sagacity. Each taste is reminiscent of its birth year’s climatic play—bountifully rich yet unequivocally defined by tension and tenacity—a captivating drink now or an astute investment for future marvelling.
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Scores and tasting notes
The 2010 Griotte-Chambertin emerges from the glass with layers of rich, concentrated fruit. Floral and spice notes appear later as the wine fleshes out beautifully on the mid-palate and finish. This is an especially generous, supple 2010 loaded with radiance and sheer class. I loved it. Even with all the richness, there is plenty of focus and minerality to give the wine its sense of proportion. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030. This is an impressive showing from Drouhin. In my view the 2010s are more interesting and transparent than the 2009s. Veronique Drouhin describes 2010 as a vintage with long-term aging potential, which certainly seems to be the case. Some of the wines were vinified with a portion of whole clusters, including the Corton-Bressandes, Petits-Monts, Charmes and Musigny. Importer: Dreyfus Ashby & Co., New York, NY; tel. (212) 818-0770
Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 22 December 2011