- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
- Pinot Noir
- 2017 - 2031
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2012,
Rightly considered the senior statesman of the Grand Crus in Gevrey along with Le Chambertin. This is a hugely stylish wine, with great levels of finesse. Yet it remains succulent and the fruit texture coats the mouth. An exquisite style defining the higher echelons that the best Grand Crus achieve.
Burghound, January 2013,
(from a parcel of 1.5 ha of vines planted in 1949). An extraordinarily spicy and complex nose evidences cool, fresh and admirably pure aromas of cassis, red berries and plum. There is a floral note on the remarkably rich, concentrated and extract-rich flavors that really coat the palate on the dusty, long and impressively deep finish. A classic Bèze and well worth considering. 92-95)/2023+
Bright cherry red. By a stretch the best 2011 from this domaine. The wine seems reasonably in balance. Dry finish. But there is enough fruit. Drink 2016-2028
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.