- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Le Musigny
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2031
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2015
Bright shining purple colour, this Musigny tends to be a full and richly opulent wine, bearing the hallmarks of Drouhin Laroze’s Gevrey origins. A very powerful wine with tannic intensity and a layered complex finish.
Neal Martin, December 2015,
The 2014 Musigny Grand Cru consists of two barrels this year, both new oak. It has a broody bouquet at first that gently opens up with small black cherries, wilted violets and a touch of graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, not soft in the mouth but it feels round and fluid. I wonder if it just needs a little more tannic backbone on the finish here, perhaps a little more tension. I think some whole bunch might have added something to this Musigny. Let's see how it performs in bottle. Drink 2019-2035
Burghound, January 2016,
difficult nose is composed of wood toast, menthol and reduction. There is good volume, focus and power to the velvet-textured middle weight plus flavors that exhibit plenty of minerality on the complex if moderately drying and disjointed finale. As was the case with many of the wines in the range, there is a lot of gas present so my predicted range extends the benefit of the doubt. Drink 2029+
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.
Le Musigny is a red Grand Cru vineyard based in Burgundy’s Chambolle Musigny village in the Côte de Nuits. Le Musigny is situated between the scrubland at the top of the slope and the upper section of Clos de Vougeot on well-draining limestone soil. The wines of Le Musigny are some of the best in Burgundy on a par with those of Romanée Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze.