"Cherry, cinnamon, rose petal, violets, orange rind and dark chocolate, hints of savory bass notes"
Wine Advocate for 2015
This fine, fourth generation estate was founded by Philippe Jouan’s great grandfather. He was a barrel maker with a few vines alongside. Even today, they own only 3 hectares of vines and manage another 1.5 hectares, but all in beautifully positioned plots. As a consequence, their wines are hugely difficult to get hold of and reservations have to be made long in advance. They’ve been suppliers to Drouhin for 50 years too, a fact they are proud of. This glorious Premier Cru takes grapes from two 80-year-old parcels of vines within Clos Sorbé. Careful tending, natural treatments and gentle handling in the cellar result in a fine silky texture, wafts of complex aromas and a divine palate of cherry, berry, cinnamon, mocha and more earthy notes.