- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2030
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2011
This may be one of the greatest Chapelle Chambertins that we've tasted from Drouhin Laroze.Succulentand expressive, this 2009 blooms on the palate revealing layers of ample, velvety fruit, subtle spiciness and a superb crunch that gives it lift and freshness in all the right places.
Neal Martin, January 2011,
Tasted out of barrel at the Domaine. From their 0.52-hectares, the Chapelle Chambertin has a lifted, floral bouquet with raspberry coulis, fresh strawberry, orange-blossom and crushed stone. The palate is very well defined with a luscious texture: vibrant red-berried fruit, raspberry and redcurrant with just a hint of cranberry and cooked meats towards the finish. Good length and focus. Excellent.
Burghound, January 2011,
Discreet wood sets off a deeply pitched nose that combines both wild red and dark berry fruit along with hints of spice, stone and warm earth that complement the firm, detailed and chalky-textured flavors that possess excellent complexity and a lovely sense of underlying tension.
Jancis Robinson, January 2011,
Mid healthy crimson. Firm but with a fair charge of fruit. A bit skinnier than their usual style. Deliberate or the result of high yields? Good purity but not a flatterer.
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.
One of the nine Grand Crus vineyards within the Gevrey Chambertin area. Chapelle-Chambertin's vineyards are on gentle slopes, sheltered from the elements by woods to the north. The thin rocky soil forces the vines to work hard. The exceptional wines produced in Chapelle-Chambertin are complex, powerful and incredibly long-lasting.