2020 - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Prieur Drouhin Laroze
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Drouhin Laroze
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2025 - 2038
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur

2020 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1ER CRU CLOS PRIEUR DROUHIN LAROZE - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Drouhin Laroze
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2025 - 2038
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £380.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2021

    This 1er Cru owes its name to the Prior of the Abbaye de Cluny. The monastery historically owned all the great Gevrey Chambertin vineyards. This vineyard possesses a high proportion of clay in the soil which was hugely beneficial during the dry summer of 2020. A little closed on the nose, but on the palate, it has striking flavours of black cherry and spiced chocolate. This gives the sensation of a wine with broad shoulders, true to the bolder styles of Gevrey Chambertin and certainly influenced by the clay soils. Good length and depth.

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2022,
    Score: 90-92

    Hints of green tea and humus suffuse the cool and pure mix of both red and blue pinot fruit aromas. There is a lovely sense of refinement to the acceptably dense medium-bodied flavors that display a lovely minerality on the compact and youthfully austere finish. Drink 2032+

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, January 2022,
    Score: 18+

    Violet-soaked, savoury and more macho, this is a structured wine with style and gusto and it will need some time for the earthy backbone to sink into the weightier fruit. This is a decent effort in 2020.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, December 2021,
    Score: 91-93

    Plumper purple with slightly riper fruit. Expansive deeply ripe cherry with some lush raspberry, some tannins and just enough acidity to maintain the balance. Good length and certainly succulent, a wine which should deliver good results in the medium term.

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Producer

Domaine Drouhin Laroze

This substantial Gevrey Chambertin domaine is under the guardianship of a collaborative family team: parents Christine and Philippe, and children Caroline and Nicolas. They have an embarrassment of riches within their armoury of four 1ers Crus and six exceptional Grands Crus, culminating with plots of both Clos de Bèze and Le Musigny. They also boast one of the finest two storey cellars in the Côte d’Or, built by members of the Prussian military on their way back from the Hundred Years War, with ideal conditions maintaining perfect temperatures for Philippe’s preferred two-year élevage in cask.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.