Joseph Drouhin is, of course, one of the great names of Burgundy. A rare producer that makes fantastic wines across the whole range of prices. Their Musigny is one of Burgundy's most sought-after bottles. But their "everyday-priced" wines are some of the greatest values year in and year out. And in between those extremes, they have a whole range of perfectly terroir expressive wines that over-deliver for price, including gems like the legendary Cotes their Beaune Clos des Mouches, offering close to Grand Cru quality at decidedly lower prices.
"This too is quite spicy with hints of hoisin, sandalwood and exotic tea that add breadth to the markedly floral black pinot fruit nose. The succulent, round and seductively textured, indeed even opulent, flavors coat the mouth with dry extract while also buffering the firm, serious and lightly austere finale. The supporting tannins are dense but fine and this will also need at least some patience." -Allen Meadow
"The 2018 Vosne-Romanée Village has a mixture of red and black fruit on the nose, some whole-bunch addition adding a subtle pepperiness. The palate is medium-bodied with soft, pliant tannins that frame the red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit. It fans out nicely with a pinch of black pepper that draws out the finish. This is a very capable Village Cru from Drouhin." -Neal Martin
"The 2018 Vosne-Romanée Village bursts with aromas of ripe berries, spices, grilled squab, dark chocolate and toasty new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and muscular, with chewy tannins cloaked in a ripe core of fruit. This is quite a structured communal bottling from Drouhin, and it will merit a bit of bottle age." -William Kelley