- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2035
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2011
This meaty, fleshy and ultra delicious wine delivers a gorgeous mouthful of roasted coffee, sweet fruit and lots of charisma. Though incredibly charming, its structure is powerful and dense, which is supported by a sleek core of fantastic minerality. Just beautiful.
Neal Martin, January 2011,
Tasted out of barrel at the Domaine. Similar to the Clos de Vougeot, the Clos de Beze demonstrates great mineralité on the nose with tart cherry fruit, raspberry leaf and oyster shells. Great delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with super-fine tannins, very feminine and yet with great focus and power. Redcurrant and raspberry on the front palate, crushed stones on the back. Long in the mouth. Superb.
Burghound, January 2011,
A fresh nose mixes both natural and wood spice together with rose petal, wild red currant and intense earthiness that also suffuses the cool, elegant, admirably pure and beautifully well-detailed flavors that culminate in a linear, austere and hugely long finish. This should be first rate but like all of these grands crus, it will not be an early drinker.
Jancis Robinson, January 2011,
A little occluded on the nose. Just a bit lacking in focus but there is some easy charming fruit already on the front palate. Then fine tannins on the end.
Tim Atkin, February 2011,
A wine in which the quality of the vineyard really shines through, this is a bold,textured Grand Cru with ripe aromas, lovely cherry and raspberry fruit and polishedtannins.
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.
Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
Gevrey-Chambertin has more Grand Crus than any other appellation in Burgundy. Unusually wines from Clos de Beze may simply call themselves Chambertin, which is an indicator of the quality of these vineyards. One of the most complete of all the Grand Crus, rivalling the revered Romanee-Conti, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze wines are the pinnacle of Pinot Noir - fragrant, powerfully complex and intense.