In 2018 Burgundy produced a bounteous crop of high quality fruit, for white wines the style is of ripe opulence and the key is to capture freshness. Drouhin have mastered this beautifully with their Macon-Bussieres Les Clos, a wine of lovely clarity and precise bright fleshy fruit. The ripeness gives a rounded texture and notes of small yellow fruits, whilst the finish retains super focus showing a hint of fine oak and a lovely mineral freshness.
Neal Martin, Vinous.com 89/100
The 2018 Mâcon-Bussières Les Clos comes from a contract from four growers that own 75% of the vineyard, and is two-thirds matured in stainless steel and one-third in 500-liter barrels. It has a lovely bouquet with lemon curd and praline aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is well balanced with a citric opening and quite saline in the mouth, leading to a lively, spicy finish. Excellent.
The Drouhin family have access to 6 hectares of the 'lieu-dit' Les Clos vineyard, which is the very finest in Bussières, lying just a mile from Pouilly Fuissé and sharing the same terroir (if there were 1er Cru vineyards in the Maconnais, this would be one!).
It has an excellent aspect facing both east and south in a high altitude location, giving both freshness from altitude and ripeness from its optimum aspect. The fruit is harvested to retain freshness, 30% of the wine was matured in 500 litre barrels, giving depth and suppleness with only subtle oak influence. There is a richness and generosity in this wine not often seen in Burgundy at this price level. No patience required, tuck in and enjoy over the next 12-18 months.
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