- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Pinot Noir
- 2025 - 2040
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, December 2021
This is a fine vineyard, with its 60-year-old vines sitting just below 1er Cru Champeaux on the northern edge of the village. With this cuvée they decided to de-stem 100% to focus on the earthy, wild forest fruit flavours and keep the bright mineral freshness. A strikingly direct style, with an incredibly long finish.
Burghound, January 2022,
The whole cluster influence is apparent with intensely floral and spice nuances adding breadth to the earthy red and dark currant scented nose. There is excellent vibrancy and delineation to the delicious medium-bodied flavors that conclude in a chiseled, youthfully austere and mildly rustic finish. This is a fine Gevrey villages and worth your interest. Outstanding. Drink: 2028+
Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
Deeper purple, with an interesting mix of different red fruits on the nose, a certain volume and with class. Greater weight on the palate, fills the mouth, fresh ripe cherry comes up, good tannins, and long finish. All destemmed.
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.
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.