1996 Joseph Drouhin Grands-Echezeaux

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • > Burgundy
  • > Côte de Nuits
  • > Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru
Drink between 2002 - 2009
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Bill Bucklew Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 13, 2013 - Decanted for 2 hours......this wine really opened up and became quite elegant and a favorite at the table with bright red cherry notes, mild asian spices and dried mushrooms. This did not show well out of the bottle, give it some time to open up.

  • Bill Bucklew wrote: (90 points)

    November 10, 2012 - A predominantly dark fruit nose with notes of black cherry and restrained plum compote with a hint of dried red cherries. The palate continues to be a bit disappointing, with a muddy contrast of muddled fruit and secondaries, where nothing stands out. Not offensive, just a bit boring, the fruit is evaporating, therefore I think it's time to drink up.

  • tooch wrote: (88 points)

    May 10, 2012 - Dinner at The Bristol (The Bristol - Chicago, IL): This falls squarely into the category of austere 1996 Burgundy. The nose was quiet with dark brambly fruit, subtle spice, and wet earth notes. The palate was pretty hard and acidic but did offer up dark fruit, violet tones and a subtle earthiness. Another fickle 1996 Burgundy...hard to tell if/when this one will come around.

  • DougLee wrote: (93 points)

    December 17, 2011 - Probably should have waited longer but with simply-prepared chicken roasting in the oven, this bottle seemed a perfect choice. Cork stained all the way to the top but the wine quickly proved excellent. Popped and savored over several hours. Brilliant ruby color. Nose opened up after an hour to be quite perfumed, with cranberry, caramel, violets, iodine, and earth scents all contributing to a beautiful bouquet. Nicely acidic still, with lush layers of raspberry, black cherry, boysenberry, and caramel overlying persistent iron and mineral structure on the palate. Long, vibrant finish with iron and red fruit echoing throughout. Terrific showing with many years of life left.

  • theusualsuspect wrote: (92 points)

    October 30, 2011 - Clearly serious Burgundy. Fine red fruit extract. Powerful palate impression. Bu after fifteen years in still plenty astringent. This after two hours in the decanter. I long ago learned that Burgundy can really last beyond what people generally think. I think this wine is in that window. Think 2025 and beyond.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Joseph Drouhin
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Nuits
  • Appellation Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 40 (58%)
  • Consumed 29 (42%)

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