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A lovely selection of vineyards from Gevrey-Chambertin and nearby from the highly rated 2016 vintage
Stock levels are already very low
 
Philippe Drouhin's grandparents were wise. Despite hard times in the wine business they made sure to invest in prime land on the Côte de Nuits. Thanks to them, 42 per cent of today's Domaine Drouhin-Laroze is grand cru vineyards, from Chambertin Clos de Bèze to Clos de Vougeot.

The beginnings of Domaine Drouhin-Laroze date back to 1850 when Jean-Baptiste Laroze purchased the first vines in Gevrey-Chambertin. In 1919 Suzanne, his granddaughter married Alexandre Drouhin who owned vines in Chambolle-Musigny and the Domaine Drouhin-Laroze was created.
Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin
Today, the sixth generation is in charge of 11.5 hectares of vines spread across some prestigious sites in the Cote de Nuits including the Grand Crus Chambertin Clos de Beze, Bonnes-Mares, Clos Vougeot, Latriceres-Chambertin and Chapelle-Chambertin. There are also some very handy Premier Crus from Gevrey-Chambertin.
We have received our allocation of the classic 2016 vintage. Not only does the estate own some great vineyards but their wines are also very well priced in today's hot Burgundy market. The Grand Crus are priced between $286.50 and $385.50 Pre Arrival per bottle. Premier Crus are half that!
All wines are available at our 15% Pre Arrival Discount. Please note: we have sold out of the Latricieres-Chambertin and quantities of all other wines are very low. Do not delay - the domaine has advised that they cannot supply any additional bottles.

Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2016
Normally $453.50
Pre Arrival $385.50
19 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Beze Label
Wine Advocate - Neal Martin: 
The 2016 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru was made from two cuvées, one destemmed and the other not, so that there is around 30% whole bunch. It has a very well-defined bouquet with outstanding tension and focus. The palate is pure and silky smooth, more red fruit than black, very harmonious with very well-integrated new oak (80%). This is the best that the domaine has ever made. Period. Chapeau Nicolas and Caroline. 96-98 Points

Burghound: (from a parcel of 1.5 ha of vines planted in 1949). Reduction and wood dominate the wood today. Otherwise the palate impression confirms that there is plenty of volume to the rich and very concentrated large-bodied flavors where the supporting tannins are buried beneath an impressive reserve of dry extract that carries over to the mineralinflected, long, linear and powerful finish. This is clearly built-to-age and will need at least some cellar time first. 92-95 Points

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2016
Normally $405.00
Pre Arrival $345.00
23 bottles left
Drouhin-Laroze Bonnes-Mares label
Tim Atkin MW: review not yet published. 96 Points

Burghound: 
(from a 1.5 ha parcel that is almost entirely in the terres rouges section). A beautifully layered nose offers up notes of liqueur-like plum, warm earth and a lovely array of spice and floral elements. The exceptionally rich and generously proportioned flavors are unusually seductive in the context of what is typical for the appellation, all wrapped in a velvety, sappy and palate coating finish where a hint of wood appears. This too should drink well young.
 92-94 Points

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2016
Normally $385.00
Pre Arrival $327.50
5 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Vougeot Label Tim Atkin MW: review not yet published. 96 Points

Burghound: 
(from a superbly situated 1 ha parcel high on the hill). An overtly floral nose enjoys added breadth in the form of earthy black cherry and currant aromas that are trimmed in just enough wood to notice. Like the Bonnes Mares and Chapelle, the medium weight plus flavors are seductive while displaying excellent intensity on the driving finish that flashes the hallmark austerity of a young Clos de Vougeot. This promising effort will require at least some restraint. 
92-94 Points

Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016
Normally $337.95
Pre Arrival $286.95
12 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Chapelle Label
Wine Advocate - Neal Martin: 
The 2016 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru includes around 30% whole bunch fruit. It has a very complex bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, a whiff of sea cave, wet limestone and something from underground (mulch or peat?). The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, pure black cherry and blueberry fruit with a taut, quite linear but tensile finish. This is outstanding, a very sophisticated Chapelle-Chambertin in the making with breeding and intellect, all without shortchanging you on fruit. 94-96 Points

Burghound: 
(from a .52 ha parcel in En La Chapelle). Noticeable if mild reduction detracts mildly from the otherwise ripe and earthy red berry fruit aromas. The rich, concentrated and seductively textured flavors possess an ample amount of extract that buffers the very firm tannic spine and confers a relatively refined mouthfeel on the velvety, balanced and patently persistent finish. This succulent effort should also drink reasonably well young if desired.
91-93 Points

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaut-St-Jacques 2016
Normally $229.95
Pre Arrival $195.50
16 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Lavaux Label
Wine Advocate - Neal Martin: 
The 2016 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaut Saint Jacques includes around 30% whole bunch fruit and 40% new oak. It has a very sophisticated bouquet, cool as a cucumber at first, nonchalant but very harmonious. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannin, wonderful mineralité, feminine and poised with a killer line of acidity. There is a lot of energy contained in this Lavaut, and it is going to be a wonderful wine, the best that the domaine has ever produced (at least in my tasting experience). 93-95 Points

Burghound: 
(from a .3 ha parcel of vines planted in 1943). An overtly sauvage and intensely earthy nose features mostly dark currant aromas that are trimmed in discreet but not invisible wood. The cool and moderately austere medium weight flavors possess fine depth and reasonably good mid-palate concentration while terminating in an agreeably dry, dusty and mildly austere finish. This is a classically styled Lavaut. 90-93 Points

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Prieur 2016
Normally $188.50
Pre Arrival $159.95
20 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Clos Prieur Label
Wine Advocate - Neal Martin: 
The 2016 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Prieur has a more complex bouquet than the Crapiots with pure black fruit, bilberry and a touch of cold slate, with the 30% whole bunch lending freshness and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation and a keen line of acidity, very poised with orange zest, Morello cherry and raspberry toward the silky finish. What a superb Clos Prieur-I wager that this will surpass the 2015. 91-93 Points

Burghound: Enough wood to warrant mentioning can be found on the pretty nose that combines notes of both red and dark cherry with those of plum and warm earth. There is impressive richness to the attractively textured and lightly mineral-inflected flavors that possess an appealing inner mouth perfume along with fine length on the spicy finish. This should be reasonably approachable in its youth. 
90-92 Points
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Craipillot 2016
Normally $188.50
Pre Arrival $159.95
23 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Craipillot Label
Wine Advocate - Neal Martin: 
The 2016 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Crepiots is matured in around 60% new oak with 30% whole bunches. The nose takes a while to unfurl but eventually reveals expressive redcurrant and cranberry fruit, fine mineralité here. The palate is medium-bodied with very fresh red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit and a fine line of acidity, attenuating slightly toward the finish, but I think that it will flesh out by the time it is in bottle. 90-92 Points

Burghound: Here the equally fresh nose is compositionally similar to that of the straight Gevrey if a bit more elegant. The medium-bodied flavors possess a polished mouthfeel and reasonably good concentration while exhibiting good persistence and depth. While this should repay mid-term cellaring, it should also drink well after only a few years of cellar time. 89-92 Points
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Closeau 2016
Normally $145.00
Pre Arrival $123.25
24 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Closeau label
Wine Advocate - Neal Martin: 
The 2016 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Au Closeau was completely destemmed. It has a very refined bouquet, pure and quite floral with dark cherries, blueberry and minerals, quite detailed and gaining intensity with time. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy tannin, not as complex as the Crepiots, quite succulent and fleshy toward the finish with a hint of hoisin on the aftertaste. Perhaps one of the earlier drinking 2016s from Drouhin-Laroze this year. 88-90 Points

Burghound: (Drouhin is the only producer of this vineyard and owns 90% of it; from 60+ year old vines). Reduction dominates the nose today and while there is a lovely mouthfeel to the vibrant, sleek and focused flavors, the reduction reappears on the palate. It's hard to say if this will clean up or not. 88-91 Points

Gevrey-Chambertin 2016
Normally $127.95
Pre Arrival $108.95
50 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey-Chambertin label
Wine Advocate - Neal Martin: 
The 2016 Gevrey Chambertin Village comes from ten parcels and includes 30% whole bunch fruit and, again, around 40% new oak. It has a fragrant and more feminine bouquet than the Morey-Saint-Denis, as you would expect, with touches of rose petal complementing the red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, fresh in the mouth with a lot of finesse on the finish. This is another superb village cru from Drouhin-Laroze. 89-91 Points

Burghound: The notably ripe yet super-fresh nose is composed by notes of plum liqueur, black cherry and ample amounts of pungent earth. There is excellent minerality to the sleek, intense and delineated medium weight flavors that possess much better overall complexity on the dusty, serious and balanced finish that is youthfully austere. 89-91 Points
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Cheers,
Darren 

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