Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2017 Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir (94JS, 93RP, 93VN, 92DC, 92WS). James Suckling: "This is so delicious with very vibrant red cherries and a wealth of fresh red flowers and a reticent, spicy edge. The palate has a succulent, pure and very neatly defined feel with a long, chiseled core of fresh red cherries. So pure." (05/2019)
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2017 Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 5)
This is so delicious with very vibrant red cherries and a wealth of fresh red flowers and a reticent, spicy edge. The palate has a succulent, pure and very neatly defined feel with a long, chiseled core of fresh red cherries. So pure.
Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir has lovely, layered aromatics of crushed boysenberries, red currant jelly, cinnamon stick, autumn leaves, violets, orange peel and amaro. It’s light to medium-bodied with a silky texture, oodles of spice, a grainy frame and seamless freshness, finishing spicy. (EB)
Deep scarlet. Highly fragrant red and dark berries, baking spices, vanilla and candied flowers on the seductively perfumed nose. A smoky mineral accent adds definition and lift to sappy, alluringly sweet cherry cola, black raspberry and spicecake flavors that show very good depth and fine definition. Smooth and seamless in texture, finishing with impressive power, a hint of smokiness and discreet, well-knit tannins. (JR)
Even after 32 vintages at this domaine, Burgundian Véronique Drouhin is still in love with Oregon: ‘I feel like a Cistercian monk discovering the best terroirs.’ This entry-level bottling is always a reference point, with bright, high-toned notes of currant and cranberry, firm tannins, fresh acidity and a pleasant weight and length. Very elegant, with a subtle flinty quality and a lovely roundness. (CC)
Generous yet refined and focused, with expressive raspberry, grilled orange and spice flavors that linger on the long, focused finish. (TF)