En Primeur | Domaine Drouhin Laroze

Founded in 1850, this sizeable domaine of 12 hectares is now in the hands of 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.

Their picking dates in 2020 were very much in the middle of the harvest in the Côte de Nuits, between 26th August and 7th September. Caroline commented that they were particularly impressed by the development and maturity of the stems of the individual bunches. They were therefore very confident to do some whole bunch vinification, helping to reduce the alcohol levels which the stems absorb during the fermentation process. They also vinified the wines at cooler temperatures but for longer this year to accentuate the aromatics and perfume of the berries, which Caroline feels is so much the charm of the vintage.

We’re limiting purchases to 1 or 2 cases per wine due to high demand. Please contact your account manager or wine@goedhuis.com to discuss larger quantities.

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Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat
 
2020

Gevrey Chambertin Dix Climats Drouhin Laroze

6x75cl 10+ £228.00 RELEASED

6x75cl - £289.67 Inc VAT RELEASED

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    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.

  • BURG

    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+

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, January 2022,
    Score: 17

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

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2020

Gevrey Chambertin En Combes Drouhin Laroze

6x75cl 9 £285.00 RELEASED

6x75cl - £358.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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  • BURG

    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+

  • JAM

    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.

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2020

Gevrey Chambertin En Champs Drouhin Laroze

6x75cl 7 £290.00 RELEASED

6x75cl - £364.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2021

    This is a fine vineyard, with its 60-year-old vines sitting just below 1er Cru Champeaux on the northern edge of the village. With this cuvée they decided to de-stem 100% to focus on the earthy, wild forest fruit flavours and keep the bright mineral freshness. A strikingly direct style, with an incredibly long finish.

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2022,
    Score: 89-91

    The whole cluster influence is apparent with intensely floral and spice nuances adding breadth to the earthy red and dark currant scented nose. There is excellent vibrancy and delineation to the delicious medium-bodied flavors that conclude in a chiseled, youthfully austere and mildly rustic finish. This is a fine Gevrey villages and worth your interest. Outstanding. Drink: 2028+

  • JAM

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

    Deeper purple, with an interesting mix of different red fruits on the nose, a certain volume and with class. Greater weight on the palate, fills the mouth, fresh ripe cherry comes up, good tannins, and long finish. All destemmed.

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Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

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.

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.