Jouan Clos-Saint-Denis 2012

Henri Jouan Clos-Saint-Denis Grand Cru 2012

On Friday night we had a little dinner party with our friend Christian who had come all the way from Switzerland to see us (possibly). We drank many really delicious wines and one that was probably the best young red Burgundy that I have owned (and then drank).

I love Clos-Saint-Denis. It is simply gorgeous. As I am one who enjoys profoundly visceral as well as intellectual pleasures it is probably my favourite Burgundy Grand Cru. There are three producers I drink fairly regularly: Domaine Dujac, Domaine Arlaud and, more so in recent years, Domain Henri Jouan. All of them make simply gorgeous wines but I have found the wines of Jouan to be somewhat easier to obtain (as far as any Grand Cru red Burgundy can be) and slightly easier on the wallet. I do not think they lack anything in terms of quality compared to the other two, so it is nice to recommend a relative bargain when you are on a quest for the finest wines available to humanity.



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