Domaine Drouhin-Laroze 2016 Pre Arrival Offer. Great Value Grand Crus almost Gone!

 
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A lovely selection of vineyards from Gevrey-Chambertin and nearby from the highly rated 2016 vintage
Serious value!
 
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 family
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 still have a few bottles left from our 2016 allocation. There are few domaines producing such well reviewed wines at these sort of prices, especially at Grand Cru levels. 
All wines are available at our 15% Pre Arrival Discount. Don't delay, these won't last.

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2016
Normally $405.00
Pre Arrival $345.00
18 bottles left
Drouhin-Laroze Bonnes-Mares label
Tim Atkin MW: 
The Drouhins are the third biggest landholders in Bonnes Mares, after De Vogüé and Christophe Roumier, with 1.5 hectares. Volumes were down by nearly half in 2016, but this Grand Cru, all of it sourced from red soils, is as good as ever. Textured, rich and mouth filling, it has plenty of succulent red fruits, sweet oak and a fine, tapering finish. 2023-32. 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
3 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Vougeot Label
Tim Atkin MW: 
One parcel spread over two lieux-dits in the middle of the Clos: the Drouhins' holdings are well sited. This is the most structured of their mouth-watering array of Grands Crus in 2016, with dense, sappy concentrated flavours, some spice from 40% stems and a rich, powerful finish. 2026-38. 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
6 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Chapelle Label
Tim Atkin MW: 
The influence of the younger generation is reflected in the use of 25% whole bunches on this Grand Cru for the first time That decision is fully vindicated, because this wine, sourced from a 0.5-hectare vineyard of 35+ years' old, is delicious, with plenty of colour, fine tannins and lingering palate length. 2026-36. 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 Clos Prieur 2016
Normally $188.50
Pre Arrival $159.95
17 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Clos Prieur Label
Tim Atkin MW: 
The 40% new oak is slightly more marked on this wine than on the other Premiers Crus from the domaine. But it's a serious, well-structured wine that has the texture and concentration to assimilate it. Black fruits, wood smoke and fine-grained tannins are well married on the palate. 2026-36. 94 Points

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
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Craipillot 2016
Normally $188.50
Pre Arrival $159.95
21 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Craipillot Label
Tim Atkin MW: 
The Drouhins have two parcels in this Premier Cru, located next to each other with some cooling influence from the Combe de Lavaux. This is an appropriately racy Gevrey with spicy blackberry fruit, well handled 40% new oak, supple tannins and refreshing palate length. 2022-31. 94 Points
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
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Closeau 2016
Normally $177.50
Pre Arrival $150.50
21 bottles left

Drouhin-Laroze Closeau label 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

Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey-Chambertin label 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
To view and order the wines on our website click here. Orders may also be placed by email to tracey@grandmillesime.com.au or by phone. 
 
Cheers,
Darren 

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