- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Pinot Noir
- 2025 - 2036
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, November 2020
This tiny Premier Cru, just 0.5 hectares, sits just below the Grand Cru Mazis-Chambertin. The family have almost the monopoly of the vineyard hence they are the only ones in the village who produce a wine with its name on the label. A high quality rarity.
Neal Martin, December 2020,
The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Au Closeau 1er Cru has a fresh red berry nose laced with orange blossom and light marmalade notes. The fresh palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, crunchy black fruit and quite a lot of wood tannins on the finish. They will become more enmeshed once racked. Fine. Drink 2024 - 2036
Burghound, January 2021,
An expressive and overtly floral nose speaks of both red and dark currant along with touch of earth and humus. Much like the Craipillot, this is not particularly dense though I like both the sense of lift and texture to the delicious, refreshing and solidly persistent finish. This should drink well young. Drink: 2024+
Jasper Morris MW, November 2020,
50% Whole Bunch Fermentation; 60% new wood. Vigorous old vines on deep clay so they do a green harvest and another thinning at véraison. Brisk purple with an almost raisiny richness, which has not gone too far, some tannins behind, not quite in harmony. 3 Star
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.