2018 - Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Drouhin Laroze
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Drouhin Laroze
Region
Clos de Vougeot
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2023 - 2038
Case size
6x75cl
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2018 CLOS DE VOUGEOT GRAND CRU DROUHIN LAROZE - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Drouhin Laroze
Region
Clos de Vougeot
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2023 - 2038
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £676.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2019

    Another superbly located parcel at the top of the Clos, next door to the Château with a surface area of one hectare. A rich and full wine, with flavours of Black Forest fruits. There are notes of oak and vanilla pod, deep dark flavours. With masses of volume, this is layered and persistent on the finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, January 2020,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2018 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, which was completely de-stemmed, has a very expressive nose on which wild mint and fennel join exuberant red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and mainly black fruit, laced with white pepper, sage and bay leaf. Well structured on the finish, with impressive salinity on the aftertaste. This is a very fine Clos Vougeot with long-term potential. 2023 - 2048

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2020,
    Score: 89-92

    Like the Bonnes Mares the wood treatment, and especially the menthol element, completely dominates the underlying fruit plus there is an odd note of tar. More interesting are the sleek and intense middle weight plus flavors that possess evident muscle and power on the grippy, raspy and youthfully austere finale. This may come together but I doubt that it will ever be especially refined. Drink 2033+

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Producer

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.

Region

Clos de Vougeot

Clos de Vougeot is a Grand Cru appellation situated in the heart of the Cote de Nuits producing only red wines from the Pinot Noir grape. The vines are enclosed within a single walled vineyard built by monks in the 12th and 14th Centuries. With 47.54 hectares under vine Clos de Vougeot is the largest Grand Cru vineyard in the Cote d'Or.