($53) Good full medium red. Very ripe aromas of redcurrant, leather, smoke and spices; almost liqueur-like following the 2006s. At once supple and bright, with very good intensity and stuffing to the flavors of redcurrant, iron and leather. Finishes with a good light touch and a slight dryness.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
The Drouhin 2005 Beaune Greves sports a remarkably Cornas-like nose of bloody red meats, resin, and black cherry. Fortunately, the palate is all in the realm of Pinot, with bright, faintly tart fruit accented by bitter fruit pit as well as saline and chalky mineral notes. This packs extract without having put on weight, and boasts an incipiently silky texture that bids fair to become plusher with a few years in bottle. Stones, fruit pits, subtle but deep meatiness, and bright, refined, bell clear fruit finish the picture. I would wait 5-7 years- there'll be no hurry to revisit this, I suspect.