2018 - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Craipillot Drouhin Laroze
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Drouhin Laroze
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2022 - 2032
Case size
12x75cl
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2018 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1ER CRU CRAIPILLOT DROUHIN LAROZE - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Drouhin Laroze
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2022 - 2032
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £662.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2019

    This vineyard’s name refers to the stony nature of its soils, which contributes to the wine’s bright, lively purity. Almost jubilant in style, with aromas of pomegranate and cranberry. This is vibrant, fresh and pure, with a fine line of tannins flowing through and sweet red fruit on the finish. Lovely.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, January 2020,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Crapiots 1er Cru just misses the precision of the En Champs, coming across a little broody with a subtle briny influence. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and quite succulent/fleshy in texture. White pepper and a touch of bay leaf appear toward the finish. Maybe a little rough-hewn compared to their more propitious premier crus, but it should drink well for 12–15 years. 2022 - 2033

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2020,
    Score: 86-89

    Once again there is enough wood to notice suffusing the aromas of violet, dark pinot fruit and discreet earth nuances. The medium-bodied flavors possess a somewhat finer mid-palate mouthfeel that is really quite seductive yet it also contrasts with the dry, short and raspy finish. Drink 2025+

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
    Score: 89-93

    Dense crimson colour, with a touch of blackcurrant, this is fresher and less ripe than some samples. Caroline Drouhin notes that Craipillot can be light in cooler years, but is more suited to 2018 conditions. The fruit is predominantly raspberry with darker fruit behind, retaining freshness.

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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

Gevrey-Chambertin

The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.