The 2010 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc has a seductive bouquet with copious almond, coconut and vanilla scents. The palate has a slightly smudged entry: quite spicy toward the back of the mouth while displaying impressive depth on the finish. This is very fine, although side by side, I err toward the 2011. Drink 2014-2025.
Author: Neal Martin
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93
Alluring aromas of citronella, buttered pastry and vanilla introduce this supple, harmonious white. Grace notes of lemon and toast add depth, while a mineral element chimes in on the long finish.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93
Bright yellow. Gingery peach, toast, crushed stone and smoky minerality on the slightly reduced nose. Rich, sweet and plush, with a touch of spice to the ripe, smoky stone fruit flavors. Boasts an almost glyceral sweetness today, but this very young wine needs time in bottle to lose some of its baby fat. Philippe Drouhin notes that this wine always gets reductive during elevage and that this quality takes at least a year in bottle to dissipate. He likes Clos des Mouches old, pointing out that the 2004 and 2002 bottlings are still young. But then Drouhin admits that he generally prefers older wines because he dislikes the aromas and flavors of new oak.