- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2031
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, December 2019
These very old vines (60 years) just below 1er Cru Champeaux on the northern edge of the village benefitted from being 100% destalked. In Nicolas’s view, the berries naturally possessed all the components they needed. Shining bright purple colour, this is a symphony of summer pudding flavours. It has a natural structure and controlled power. Very long and reflects this high-quality lieu dit beautifully.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin En Champs has a well-defined, detailed bouquet of great precision (what a bon idée to separate this out from the Gevrey Village in 2015). The palate is medium-bodied with quite dense black fruit and a little tarry in texture, with impressive salinity and focus toward the finish. Recommended. 2022 - 2035
Burghound, January 2020,
More moderate though hardly invisible wood treatment sets off the notably ripe earthy black pinot fruit aromas. The texture of the juicy and fleshy medium weight flavors once again contrasts with the dusty finish that displays spiky and slightly tough tannins.
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.
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.