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
 

2020 Gevrey Chambertin Dix Climats Drouhin Laroze

£228.00 In Bond
Availability: En Primeur
Availability: En Primeur Status: EP Size: 6x75cl Qty: 10+ £228.00 In Bond Status: Qty: - £289.67 Inc VAT
  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    4 hectares of village Gevrey Chambertin in ten different locations is a sizeable parcel and, as a result, this cuvée is always a classic example of the appellation. Always a lovely start to the tasting at the domaine, a full and expressive style with an abundance of tayberry and loganberry, good deep intensity and charming rounded tannins.

  • Burghound, January 2022, Score: 88-91

    Equally ripe and fresh aromas are comprised by notes of poached plum, violet and a discreet but perceptible touch of wood. The bright, vibrant and delicious medium weight flavors possess solid density while offering just a bit more overall depth and persistence. Drink: 2027+

  • Matthew Jukes, January 2022, Score: 17

    Ripe, smooth, harmonious and balanced, this is a workmanlike Gevrey that ticks the boxes and little more.

2020 Gevrey Chambertin En Combes Drouhin Laroze

£285.00 In Bond
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Availability: En Primeur Status: EP Size: 6x75cl Qty: 3 £285.00 In Bond Status: Qty: - £358.07 Inc VAT
  • Burghound, January 2022, Score: 89-91

    This is aromatically quite similar to the En Champs though with even more floral influence and a subtle touch of wood. There is fine density to the appealingly textured flavors that exude a bracing salinity on the more complex finale. Lovely. Outstanding. Drink: 2028+

  • Jasper Morris MW, January 2022, Score: 90-92

    En Combes is a big plot with older vines separated out for the first time. 30% whole bunch vinification. Fine fresh purple with a slight spicy nose on top of raspberry fruit. Plenty of energy here, spicier finish, and decent acidity.

2020 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Drouhin Laroze

£405.00 In Bond
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Availability: En Primeur Status: EP Size: 3x75cl Qty: 6 £405.00 In Bond Status: Qty: - £494.04 Inc VAT
  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    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. In 2020 they de-stalked 100% of the fruit as the wine had so much natural density. This is a deeply impressive wine, with broad shoulders and the layers of structured intensity easily support the slightly higher alcohol level of this vintage. A powerful wine with tremendous ageing potential.

  • Burghound, January 2022, Score: 88-91

    This is aromatically to the Chapelle as the liqueur-like nose is slightly flat and a bit roasted. There is better freshness on the palate with good density on the supple and round flavors that conclude in an acceptably persistent and youthfully austere finale. Drink: 2032+

  • Matthew Jukes, January 2022, Score: 18.5

    I am always a sucker for this wine, and while the price hikes up a bit here, you can certainly taste more elegance and accuracy. Floral and borderline exotic, this is a flavoursome, pure Clos de Vougeot, and it will be the most forward of these three Grands Crus.

  • Jasper Morris MW, December 2021, Score: 92-95

    No stems. A significant, dense purple black colour. Lush raspberry and sun-dried cherries, the signature of the vintage. Sturdy and weighty, the tannic structure offers some relief which will help this wine come together later on in life. Some peaches in the fruit mix too.

Pricing

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Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Availability

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Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.