Red Burgundy 2011: vintage preview

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The challenging 2011 vintage tested growers, and the resulting reds are inconsistent - more reason than ever to head expert advice. Jeannie Cho Lee MW visited Burgundy to taste the wines in barrel and picks out the best from the top-end estates...
red burgundy 2011, Maison Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches
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Beaune Maison Joseph Drouhin, Clos des Mouches 1er Cru 16.75 (89)
Deep, generous flavours with lovely aromatics that are seductive and layered. Nutmeg, spices along with dark cherries, blackberries and firm, ripe tannins. Balanced, layered and fairly long. 16.75pts/20 (89/100pts)
Price £41.50–£60(ib) Bablake, Davis Bell McCraith, Justerini & Brooks, Lea & Sandeman, Pol Roger, Woodwinters
Drink 2014–2021