- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Bonnes Mares
- Pinot Noir
- 2013 - 2025
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2007
Wonderfully typical Bonnes Mares but with the Drouhin Laroze style - round and fresh with pretty, ripe red berry fruit and notable concentration and structure. Powerful but not overly backward. Excellent future.
Burghound, January 2007,
A brooding and backward nose is presently revealing little save for glimpses of red and blue berry fruit aromas though the rich, full and sleekly muscled flavors are sappy, intense and powerful, all wrapped in a classy and very pure finish of exceptional length. Despite the reserve, this is impressively constructed and built to age. Terrific and worth a close look. (92-95)/2017+
Jancis Robinson, January 2007,
Deep dark cassis, brooding. Dense powder-fine tannins, lingering savoury spice. A dark horse at the moment. (JH) Broad and relaxed (much more so than Bonnes Mares) Very dark and still blueish. Sweet start and the palate is a little more worked than the nose. (JR)
Domaine Drouhin Laroze
This substantial Gevrey Chambertin domaine is under the guardianship of a collaborative family team: Philippe Drouhin is ably assisted by son and daughter Nicolas and Caroline. First established in 1850, the domaine has major holdings in Gevrey Chambertin, as well as an impressive array of the Côte de Nuits’s grands crus, stretching from Gevrey down through Chambolle Musginy and into Vougeot. Recent investment at the domaine’s barrel hall will continue to drive quality at Drouhin Laroze. Their style falls somewhere between a modernist and a traditionalist. The wines are ripe, concentrated, and often earthy and textured. They offer terrific value, particularly in Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru.
Perched between Morey-St-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny in the heart of the Cotes de Nuits this Grand Cru appellation can balance the best characteristics of both. Bonnes Mares wines combine fragrance and femininity with body and power. A seductive combination indeed.