- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Bonnes Mares
- Pinot Noir
- 2017 - 2027
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2011
Always a favourite of mine, this great Grand Cru has wonderfully aromatic spiced fruit aromas. On the palate it is rich and luscious, balancing a silky texture, with long intense flavours and a structured tannic finish. A wine with huge potential.
Burghound, January 2012,
(from a 1.5 ha parcel that is almost entirely in terres rouges). A reserved and openly taciturn nose reluctantly reveals notes of a cool and exceptionally fresh mélange of plum and red berries that are freely cut with stone and warm earth nuances. The mouth feel is unusually refined and while there is excellent size, weight and concentration to the large-scaled flavors, the tannins are quite fine though dense and it's clear that this markedly persistent and youthfully austereeffort will require plenty of cellar time. Note that while it's a minor distinction, this is notquite as austere as the Latricières. In a word, terrific. 2025+
Jancis Robinson, January 2012,
Solid and dense. More lift than many Bonnes Mares. Rather austere on the end but there is a convincing amount of fruit. Drink 2017-2027
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.