- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Pinot Noir
- 2016 - 2028
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2011
Notes of succulent and zingy red cranberry and cherry open up to a moderately tight and brooding palate. Despite its masculine feel, the tannins are fine and polished while undercurrents of attractive spice and freshness give it lift and depth. Excellent density and length. One to watch.
Neal Martin, January 2011,
A touch of wood spice adds breadth to the fresh and bright red berry fruit that is alsocut with distinct Gevrey earth notes that continue onto the supple, round and attractively detailed middle weight flavors that possess an elegant mouth feel and a lovely touch of minerality on the solidly persistent finish.
Burghound, January 2011,
A more deeply pitched and much earthier nose of dark berry fruit and underbrush aromas introduces rich, delicious and well-concentrated flavors blessed with ample amounts of mouth coating dry extract and a balanced finish. This is quite restrained and understated in style.
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.