Maison Joseph Drouhin

Listed Wines Bonnes-Mares
Griotte Chambertin
Musigny
Owner Drouhin family
President Frederic Drouhin
Annual Production ​(Grand Vin) 300,000 cases
Classification Grand Cru
Sub-Region Burgundy
Interesting Fact The domaine was one of the first in Burgundy to introduce ‘culture raisonee’ and to enlist the help of Burgundy’s first woman oenologist, Laurence Jobard.
Maison Joseph Drouhin

History

Domaine Joseph Drouhin is one of the oldest, most respected wine producers in the Burgundy region, established in Beaune by the enterprising Joseph Drouhin in 1880, at the tender age of just 22, when he took control of a merchant business which itself dated back to 1756.

Joseph’s sole focus was quality, and he invested heavily in his vineyards to ensure a supply of top quality fruit. The name flourished, and the domaine quickly expanded its holdings to include the Premier Cru Clos des Mouches. The domaine eventually found its way into the care of Robert Drouhin – Joseph’s grandson – where it was expanded into the size it is today. Robert, aged just 24, acquired land in many of the Grand Crus of the Cote d’Or as well as a large domaine in Chablis.

Today, the domaine is run by Robert’s four children: Frederic, named president in 2003; Phillippe, who looks after the vineyards; Laurent, responsible for sales; and Veronique, who has taken the role of oenologist. Veronique is also the chief winemaker at Domaine Drouhin in Oregon, where the family has been producing wine since 1988.

The family also belongs to the Primum Familiae Vini, an association of family-owned wineries, established in 1993 by Robert Drouhin and Miguel Torres.

Investment Overview

Domaine Drouhin produces a staggering array of wines, from very reasonably-priced village wines through to some of the finest – and most expensive – in all of Burgundy. The domaine has gone from strength to strength throughout its history, making the Liv-ex Power 100 charts in 2014 for the first time, and causing quite a stir in January 2014 when it announced a ‘once-in-a-generation’ auction of nearly 2,000 ex-cellar bottles. The sale went on to fetch $930,694 against its high estimate of $645,000, with all lots sold and 79% of lots exceeding their high estimates.

These figures only hint at the appetite there is for Drouhin on the collector’s landscape: the star of the show was a six-bottle case of Musigny 1978, which sold for nearly double its high estimate of $10,000 at $19,600.

A rare collection due to go under the hammer shortly, direct from the cellars of Joseph Drouhin, will doubtless shatter these records and also includes a great number of bottles from Domaine Romanee-Conti, so much so that it is being lauded as 'the closest thing to an ex-cellar sale'.

Elsewhere, the highly respected Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche – arguably one of the greatest whites in Burgundy – offers exceptional quality for a lower price.

Wines Overview

Domaine Joseph Drouhin Musigny

Boasting aromas of violet and fruit in its youth, this revered Musigny really comes to life after eight to ten years, when these aromas become refined and complex, offering up notes of fallen leaves, damp earth and hints of leather. Made from vines an average of 33 years old, this wine will age exceptionally well.

Domaine Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche

Burgundy is not synonymous with white wine, but this Chardonnay is widely-regarded as the yardstick by which other Burgundian whites should be judged. Offering a multitude of aromas including lily of the valley, peach blossom, honey and almonds, this wine also boasts a rounded structure and exceptional length.

Domaine Joseph Drouhin Corton Charlemagne

Another fantastic white, this Chardonnay – an intense golden colour – offers a nose of subtle tones of rose, fresh almond, exotic wood and spice. Generous and lively, this wine also offers an intense and complex aftertaste and wonderfully fragrant length.

Domaine Joseph Drouhin Grands Echezeaux

Made from 40-year-old vines from the highly-respected Clos Vougeot and Musigny vineyards, this Pinot Noir offers astonishing elegance, with a full palate of fruit and wood aromas, a silky and velvety-soft texture and exceptional length.

Domaine Joseph Drouhin Griotte Chambertin

Made from a tiny three-hectare plot of land, this biodynamic wine is rich and full, offering aromas of cherry liquor, fine leather and nutmeg, developing into hints of venison and truffle as the wine matures. Tannins are present but not aggressive, and the finish is long and persistent.

Domaine Joseph Drouhin Bonnes-Mares

Bonnes-Mares sits halfway between Chambertin and Musigny, but is less well known than either – surprising given the widespread acclaim for this wine, which boasts complex aromas of Morello cherry, wood, raspberry and in some years a touch of tobacco. On the palate there’s an excellent balance between structure and texture, and a remarkably long finish.

Maison Joseph Drouhin Price Analysis

High
Highest £20,952.00 Musigny, 1990
Average
Average vintage price £5,334.57
Low
Lowest £456.00 Bonnes-Mares, 2003

Maison Joseph Drouhin Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Musigny 2016 Maison Joseph Drouhin £11,412.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2015 Maison Joseph Drouhin £15,390.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2014 Maison Joseph Drouhin £9,300.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2013 Maison Joseph Drouhin £9,000.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2012 Maison Joseph Drouhin £8,220.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2011 Maison Joseph Drouhin £5,700.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2010 Maison Joseph Drouhin £11,436.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2009 Maison Joseph Drouhin £9,000.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2008 Maison Joseph Drouhin POA 12x75cl
Musigny 2007 Maison Joseph Drouhin POA 12x75cl
Musigny 2006 Maison Joseph Drouhin POA 12x75cl
Musigny 2005 Maison Joseph Drouhin £8,100.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2004 Maison Joseph Drouhin £5,339.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2003 Maison Joseph Drouhin £6,728.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2002 Maison Joseph Drouhin £10,704.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2001 Maison Joseph Drouhin £1,320.00 12x75cl
Musigny 2000 Maison Joseph Drouhin £6,900.00 12x75cl
Musigny 1999 Maison Joseph Drouhin £12,684.00 12x75cl
Musigny 1997 Maison Joseph Drouhin £11,724.00 12x75cl
Musigny 1996 Maison Joseph Drouhin £9,200.00 12x75cl
Musigny 1995 Maison Joseph Drouhin £6,300.00 12x75cl
Musigny 1990 Maison Joseph Drouhin £20,952.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2016 Maison Joseph Drouhin £4,664.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2015 Maison Joseph Drouhin £4,800.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2014 Maison Joseph Drouhin £2,600.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2013 Maison Joseph Drouhin £2,928.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2012 Maison Joseph Drouhin £3,026.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2011 Maison Joseph Drouhin £2,166.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2010 Maison Joseph Drouhin £3,300.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2009 Maison Joseph Drouhin POA 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2008 Maison Joseph Drouhin POA 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2007 Maison Joseph Drouhin £2,340.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2006 Maison Joseph Drouhin £4,836.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2005 Maison Joseph Drouhin £3,250.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2004 Maison Joseph Drouhin £1,831.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2003 Maison Joseph Drouhin £1,908.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2002 Maison Joseph Drouhin £2,850.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2001 Maison Joseph Drouhin £3,000.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 2000 Maison Joseph Drouhin £4,484.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 1999 Maison Joseph Drouhin £1,440.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 1997 Maison Joseph Drouhin £570.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 1996 Maison Joseph Drouhin £3,840.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 1995 Maison Joseph Drouhin £720.00 12x75cl
Griotte Chambertin 1990 Maison Joseph Drouhin POA 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2016 Maison Joseph Drouhin £4,452.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2015 Maison Joseph Drouhin £7,716.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2014 Maison Joseph Drouhin £4,200.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2013 Maison Joseph Drouhin £4,100.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2012 Maison Joseph Drouhin £3,390.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2011 Maison Joseph Drouhin £3,012.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2010 Maison Joseph Drouhin £3,720.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2009 Maison Joseph Drouhin £4,200.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2008 Maison Joseph Drouhin £3,000.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2007 Maison Joseph Drouhin £2,328.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2006 Maison Joseph Drouhin £3,732.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2005 Maison Joseph Drouhin £3,420.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2004 Maison Joseph Drouhin £1,464.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2003 Maison Joseph Drouhin £456.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2002 Maison Joseph Drouhin £960.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2001 Maison Joseph Drouhin £4,020.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 2000 Maison Joseph Drouhin £8,580.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 1999 Maison Joseph Drouhin £1,700.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 1997 Maison Joseph Drouhin £480.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 1996 Maison Joseph Drouhin £5,750.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 1995 Maison Joseph Drouhin £3,420.00 12x75cl
Bonnes-Mares 1990 Maison Joseph Drouhin £12,012.00 12x75cl