En Primeur | Domaine Drouhin Laroze

Founded in 1850, this 12 hectare domaine is now run by the fifth and sixth generations: parents Christine and Philippe, and children Caroline and Nicolas. They have an embarrassment of riches within their armoury of four 1ers Crus and six exceptional Grands Crus, culminating with plots of both Clos de Bèze and Le Musigny. They also boast one of the finest two storey cellars in the Côte d’Or, built by members of the Prussian military on their way back from the Hundred Years War, with ideal conditions maintaining perfect temperatures for Philippe’s preferred two-year élevage in cask.

Vintage
 

2022 Gevrey Chambertin Dix Climats Drouhin Laroze

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  • Goedhuis, December 2023

    Four hectares of village Gevrey Chambertin in ten different locations is a sizeable parcel and, as a result, this cuvée is a superb example of this famous Côte de Nuits appellation. With 30% whole bunch, there is a perfumed aroma of alpine strawberry and nutmeg. Relaxed but strikingly sweet bramble fruit flavours, with gently powdery tannins and a harmonious finish. A little beauty at the village level.

  • Neal Martin, January 2024, Score: 87-89

    The 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin "Dix Climats," which included 25% whole bunches, offers crushed strawberry and redcurrant fruit on the nose - quite floral with hints of lavender and incense. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, fine depth and acidity, and a pinch of black pepper towards the finish. This should be ready to go after a couple of years in bottle. Fine. Drinking Window: 2025-2035.

  • Burghound, January 2024, Score: 88-91

    Ripe aromas of plum, dark cherry and a distinct earth character gives way to solidly concentrated and voluminous flavors that manage to be at once caressing and punchy, all wrapped in a youthfully austere and lingering finale where the only nit is a touch of warmth. Drinking 2029+.

  • Jasper Morris MW, November 2023, Score: 90-91

    Mid crimson purple. The nose is quite discreet, though a mix of strawberry and raspberry fruit then starts to sing out on the palate, along with a little vanilla from the oak. 25% whole bunches adds a little bit of zest. Drink from 2027-2033.

2022 Gevrey Chambertin En Champs Drouhin Laroze

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  • Goedhuis, December 2023

    This is a fine vineyard, with its 60-year-old vines sitting just below Premier Cru Champeaux on the northern edge of the village. The fruit ripened later at this vineyard in 2022, so it was a little shyer and more backward aromatically than some of the other cuvées in the cellar. On the palate, it has structure and a more brooding power than the Dix Climats cuvée, with spice, liquorice and dark berry characters. Full and persistent.

  • Neal Martin, January 2024, Score: 88-90

    The 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin En Champs includes 31% whole bunches (exactly). This shows a bit of reduction on the nose at the moment, more black fruit than the Clos de Combes with just a little warmth. The palate is medium-bodied with powdery tannins. There’s quite fleshy black fruit here with gentle grip, though it needs a tad more tension to come through on the finish. Solid.Drinking Window: 2025-2035.

2022 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Craipillots Drouhin Laroze

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  • Goedhuis, December 2023

    The name Craipillots is a reference to the stony soils in the vineyard, which surely have an influence on the very mineral nature of this wine. Aromatically open, with rich smoky dark fruit and liquorice. Controlled on the palate, the tight limestone core gives a sense of refined austerity. Alive and fresh on the finish, its overall vigour suggests a quality Premier Cru for the future.

  • Neal Martin, January 2024, Score: 90-92

    Blended with 30% whole bunches, the 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin Craipillot 1er Cru is a step up in complexity from the Village Crus with bright red fruit laced with sous-bois and clove. The medium-bodied palate offers fleshy, ripe red fruit, gentle grip, and slightly chalky tannins towards the finish, suggesting that it will require 2-3 years in bottle. Drinking Window: 2026-2038.

  • Burghound, January 2024, Score: 89-91

    A spicier nose freely offers up its notes of violet, earth and blend of red and dark currant. The pliant, caressing and generous medium weight flavors tighten up on the youthfully austere, dusty and sneaky long finish that is firm enough to repay mid-term keeping.Drinking 2029+.

  • Jasper Morris MW, November 2023, Score: 91-93

    Quite a deep soil on flat ground in the path of the combe. A bright mid crimson purple. The nose has more density of raspberry-strawberry fruit than Au Closeau. Lively, juicy, in your face with no great length, but attractive. Drink from 2029-2035.

2022 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Au Closeau Drouhin Laroze

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  • Goedhuis, December 2023

    Drouhin Laroze are proud owners 80% of the surface area of this tiny and consistently delicious Premier Cru just beneath Grand Cru Mazy-Chambertin. Shining bright red Pinot fruit, pomegranate and cranberry and a hint of basil. Caroline describes it as a very “digestible” wine, in that it has a moreish volume, seductive richness and is just so palatable. Lovely!

  • Neal Martin, January 2024, Score: 87-89

    The 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin Au Closeau 1er Cru is blended with 55% whole bunches. This has quite a high-toned nose, needing a touch more cohesion to develop during the barrel maturation. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins, quite firm in the mouth. There’s a bit of grittiness towards the finish, with mainly black fruit laced with a touch of menthol. Fine. Drinking Window: 2025-2035.

  • Burghound, January 2024, Score: 90-92

    Pretty and ripe aromas of black cherry, poached plum and a hint of crushed herbs possess slightly better layering. There is fine volume to the even more generously proportioned and richer medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with sappy dry extract which also buffers the slightly firmer tannic spine shaping the youthfully austere and lightly stony finale. Drinking 2030+.

  • Jasper Morris MW, November 2023, Score: 91-94

    Medium deep purple, then a strawberry and raspberry on the nose, 55% whole bunch vinification maybe gives the strawberry aspect. Very perfumed, with good acid balance, this is discreet but it builds very nicely. Drink from 2029-2035.

2022 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Prieur Drouhin Laroze

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  • Goedhuis, December 2023

    This Premier Cru owes its name to the Prior of the Abbaye de Cluny. The monastery historically owned all the great Gevrey Chambertin vineyards, and this was a favourite plot at that time. A thought provoking scent with a multitude of spices, clove, cinnamon and oregano ahead of flavours of dark cherry and warm toffee. Confident and assertive on the palate, prior to a structure of tense muscly shoulders and great persistence on the finish.

  • Neal Martin, January 2024, Score: 89-91

    The 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur 1er Cru, blended with 30% whole bunches, has a slightly backward bouquet with scents of potpourri infusing the red fruit, perhaps needing a little more mineralité to come through. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins on the entry, hints of licorice developing towards the finish that will hopefully develop a little more nervosité during the remaining élevage. Drinking window: 2026-2038.

  • Burghound, January 2024, Score: 90-93

    There is just enough reduction to overshadow the nuances of the nose. More interesting are the finer but not richer middleweight flavors that possess both good detail and evident minerality on the slightly more complex and persistent finale. Lovely. Drinking 2030+.

  • Jasper Morris MW, November 2023, Score: 91-94

    Medium bright crimson. This is from the barrel rather than the tank, and so is a little bit less resolved in the fruit vs oak department. However, a good acid balance sets the fruit off to good advantage at the end. As always, a discreet premier cru but this has the best length of the three so far. Drink from 2030-2036.

2022 Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru Drouhin Laroze

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  • Goedhuis, December 2023

    The Drouhin Laroze plot is one of the very best in the appellation, sitting just below Chambertin Clos de Bèze. 20% whole bunch vinified and aged in 80% new oak casks. The layers of dark berry fruits and initial fullness bely the fact that this also a wine of great harmony and charm. Beautifully poised with a bright crystalline fruit freshness on the finish. Drink 2026-2042 

  • Neal Martin, January 2024, Score: 90-92

    The 2022 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru has quite a perfumed bouquet, very floral, with incense aromas percolating through the red berry fruit. It just needs a little more mineralité. The medium-bodied palate has firm and slightly obdurate tannins, somewhat lactic in style, with hints of mocha towards the finish. Moderate length. Fine. Drinking Window: 2027-2042.

2022 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Drouhin Laroze

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  • Goedhuis, December 2023

    Lying at the top of the Clos just below the Château, in a parcel called “des Papes” reputedly reserved for the Popes of Avignon, the Drouhin Laroze hectare of vines is one of the very best positioned in Clos de Vougeot. The quality found here supports 80% new oak élevage. With the Clos’ natural power in abundance, he destalks the fruit 100%, giving a deep and full style that highlights the warm black fruit characters, rich and luscious, with a strong tannic structure and great length. Superb quality.

  • Neal Martin, January 2024, Score: 95-97

    The 2022 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has a refined bouquet that blossoms in the glass with very fine delineation and purity of fruit. The medium-bodied palate with fine tannins, well-judged acidity, and crisp fruit shows more brightness on the finish than other cuvées. This is one of Drouhin-Laroze's best wines in 2022. Drinking Window: 2027-2049.

2022 Latricières Chambertin Grand Cru Drouhin Laroze

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