- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Pinot Noir
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Goedhuis, November 2020
The name Craipillots refers to this vineyard’s stony soils. Its wines are often characterised by a bright lively freshness, with mineral integrity and very true Pinot Noir flavours.
Neal Martin, December 2020,
The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Craipillot 1er Cru includes 30% whole bunch and is matured in 50–60% new oak. It has a well-defined, quite floral bouquet, mainly red fruit with a light ash-like aroma developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, moderate depth and a sweet, slightly chocolaty finish that feels weighed down by the new oak at the moment. Drink 2023 - 2032
Burghound, January 2021,
A mentholated top note can be found on the liqueur-like aromas of plum, black pinot and soft hints of earth and violet. The succulent, round and delicious flavors are not especially concentrated, though neither are they dilute, while displaying enough depth and persistence to be interesting on the mildly austere finale. Drink: 2025+
Jasper Morris MW, November 2020,
30% Whole Bunch Fermentation; 60% new wood. Mid-red purple. A cool site. Certainly the nose is fresher than Closeau. Still rich enough in a sweet raspberry and strawberry style, some minerals behind which help to extend the finish. 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.