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A Great Value from Burgundy: Joseph Drouhin

Nick Jackson, MW Consultant | May 1, 2021

Elegance over density

2017 is my favourite recent Burgundy vintage for both whites and reds. The slightly cooler year gave whites with tension and purity, and mid-weight, fragrant reds which are remarkably enjoyable to drink already. All of this is a perfect fit for the winemaking style of Joseph Drouhin, whose wines favour elegance over power or density.

The range of 2017s below is well priced at all levels, from the great value Gevrey-Chambertin to the sleeper in the lineup, the Nuits St Georges Premier Cru Proces, and the great Corton-Charlemagne grand cru for well under $200. Drouhin’s top grand crus in white and red are also available: Montrachet itself, and Musigny in red. This is a spectacular and attractively priced range of Burgundy: it’s hard to go wrong here!