- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Pinot Noir
- 2012 - 2020
- Case size
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Goedhuis, January 2008
Ample with notes of crunchy red cherry and cola fill out the palate of this slightly brooding, broad wine. Well structured, this wine packs quite a punch for just a village wine. Drink 2011 - 2020+.
Burghound, January 2008,
This too is quite fresh and also notably elegant with the same dark berry fruit profile but the earth influence is more pronounced and continues onto the supple and detailed flavors that enjoy plenty of finishing punch and energy. Drink: 2012+.
Jancis Robinson, January 2008,
Relatively intense nose. Pretty chewy palate but lots of fresh fruit there. Drink 2009 - 2014.
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.
The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.