Philippe Jouan


      Philippe Jouan farms only about 4.5 hectares and sells his wines below-market. The domaine also sells fruit to Joseph Drouhin, including their Grand Cru Clos Saint Denis, something they've been doing since the 1960s. So what's left over doesn't make for a whole lot of wine to go around. Jouan's wines have always been hard to find.

      The two village-level wines from Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny are especially good ways to get a rare deal in Cote de Nuits Burgundy. They all have a hedonistic excitement that will be enjoyable now, but they are built to improve in the cellar, too. Two bottles is a great way to do both.