- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Le Musigny
- Pinot Noir
- 2020 - 2036
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2017
A striking wine from this great grand cru, which was so severely affected by the April frost. Abundant black cherry and smoky vanilla aromas. A juicy and rich style, this is extremely impressive, balancing silky, velvety texture with a tightly knit intensity. Long and bright and showing the high quality of its origin and terroir.
Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Musigny Grand Cru was reduced to a single barrel because of the frost, instead of the usual two or three. It has a deep and penetrating bouquet with black fruit, blueberry, minerals, crushed rose petals and vanilla absorbed from the new barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, great tension here, with a sorbet-fresh finish laced with orange zest and Japanese yuzu. It feels linear at the moment but very focused and with palpable energy that leaves the mouth tingling with glee after the wine has departed. Superb. This is another classy offering from Drouhin-Laroze. Drink 2023-2050
Burghound, January 2018,
Here the wood isn't subtle and while it doesn't completely dominate the spicy red and dark berry fruit aromas, it comes close to it. Like the Clos de Bèze, this is notably full-bodied and concentrated with a seductive and sappy texture adding to the overall appeal of the classy and lingering finish where the wood shows up again. This appears to have the stuffing to ultimately integrate the oak and my predicted range offers the benefit of the doubt in this regard. Drink: 2031+
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.