- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Bonnes Mares
- Pinot Noir
- 2015 - 2025
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, January 2008
A complex full-bodied wine which is expressive and complex. Notes of sweet cinnamon spice soften the slightly edgy flavours of red currant and crabapple. Its richness balances out the impressive tannic structure rendering it velvety and smooth. Drink 2012 - 2024+.
Burghound, January 2008,
(almost entirely from a 1.5 ha parcel in terres rouges). Here there is more aromatic breadth with a pure and enveloping nose that combines red and blue pinot fruit plus lovely floral notes, particularly violet, before introducing rich, full and serious flavors that are detailed, fresh, powerful and distinctly austere on the impressively deep and long finish. This isa really lovely Bonnes Mares that offers a bit more elegance than normal but plenty of taut muscle as well. (91-93)/2016+
Jancis Robinson, January 2008,
Intense nose. Really concentrated yet smooth and just a little reticent rather than chock full of aggressive tannin. Pretty good but not such good value as the Lavaut. Lovely and round. Drink 2012 - 2018.
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.