- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Bonnes Mares
- Pinot Noir
- 2013 - 2025
- Case size
- Available Now
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: 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.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.