Domaine Drouhin-Laroze 2016 Grand Crus. A Little More Available. Be quick!

 

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Additional Stocks of 3 Grand Crus
Be quick, these won't last
 
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.
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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 sold out of our 2016 Grand Crus many months ago. I have just secured some additional bottles but I expect they too will fly out the door. The wines have incredible reviews and are, compared to their peers, exceptional value. We offer all three Grand Crus at a 15% Pre Arrival Discount.
Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016
Normally $500.00
Pre Arrival $425.00

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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

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

Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016
Normally $500.00
Pre Arrival $425.00

Drouhin-Laroze Latricieres
Tim Atkin MW: 
One of the big changes that have occurred over the last five years at this well-appointed domaine is that the wines reflect their terroirs with increasing fidelity. This comes from a 0.5-hectare parcel but saw no whole bunches in 2016, such is the lacy delicacy of the fruit flavours. Chiselled and refined with stylish oak. 2024-36. 
97 Points

Wine Advocate - Neal Martin: The 2016 Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru, like the Chapelle-Chambertin, includes around 40% whole bunch fruit. This is incredibly pure on the nose, very focused, brimming full of energy. It foregoes the conservatism and reserve one usually discerns on wines from this vineyard. The palate is medium-bodied, with layers of raspberry coulis and crushed strawberry laced with tobacco and a touch of spice, fanning out gloriously but with style on the finish. Again, it is a step up from the 2015.
 94-96 Points
Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2016
Normally $750.00
Pre Arrival $635.00

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Tim Atkin MW: 
One of the greatest wines to emerge from this difficult vintage, the Drouhins' Clos de Bèze comes from a 1.5-hectare parcel that was planted in 1938. It's the kind of red Burgundy that you fantasise about owning and drinking: fragrant, polished and very fine with chalky freshness and layers of liquorice and black cherry. 2026-40. 

98 Points
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
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Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2016

Clos des Lambrays is an enclosed vineyard of 8.8 hectares in the village of Morey-St.-Denis. Domaine des Lambrays owns over 99% of the clos, which dates back to the 14th century and was once part of the vast holdings of the Abbey of Citeaux. The monks tended the vines until the French Revolution, when the vineyard was confiscated and sold off to 75 different owners.

John Gilman "View from the Cellar": The grand cru here was raised in fifty percent new oak this year and is one of the stars of the 2016 vintage. The stunning bouquet delivers a complex combination of red and black cherries, black plums, pigeon, dark soil tones, raw cocoa, woodsmoke and a touch of nutty oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and shows off beautiful depth at the core, with plenty of sappiness in reserve, a great soil signature, ripe, suave tannins and a very, very long, nascently complex and vibrant finish. I love this wine's potential! 2030-2085. 96 Points

Wine Advocate - Neal Martin:
The 2016 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru includes 85% whole-bunch fruit and is matured in 50% new oak. It was picked around 24 to 29 September. It has a fresh and discrete bouquet at first, the whole bunch influencing the red fruit, infusing scents of autumn leaves and Earl Grey into the mix. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, good grip in the mouth, building with time to a very composed, classically styled, quite persistent and lightly spiced finish whereby the whole bunch is completely subsumed by the fruit. Wonderful. 93-95 Points

750ml Normally $629.00
Pre Arrival $535.00
1500ml Magnum Normally $1375.00
Pre Arrival $1165.00
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Domaine Bruno Clair Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2016
This is a super wine in 2016. We swapped some Grand Crus with one of our wine friends and have a few bottles to offer.
Two thirds of the plot were planted in 1912 and the remainder in 1972. Clair's plot extends upwards on the slope. The upper part, poorer and stony, gives an aromatic wine of great finesse whereas the lower part, richer and clayey brings power and richness. The wine thus obtained makes the synthesis of these qualities combining finesse and power, richness and complexity. A wine for ageing.

Vinous: Stephen Tanzer:
(30 hectoliters per hectare produced): Moderately saturated medium red. The most expressive and floral on the nose today of these young 2016s, offering alluring aromas of cherry, raspberry and rose petal. Not hugely fleshy in the early going, but delivers lovely juicy cut and an impression of firm acidity to its highly nuanced flavors of cherry, berries, smoke, spices and flowers. This deep, sappy, intensely flavored wine, made from a high percentage of tiny millerandé grapes (50% of these vines are more than 80 years old), is showing brilliantly today but should also age very well. 93-95 Points
Burghound: A bit more wood can be found on the super-spicy essence of red currant, lavender, anise and earth-suffused nose. There is first-rate volume and muscle as well as almost painful intensity to the broad-shouldered flavors that display outstanding power and focus on the delineated and hugely long finish. Like several of the wines in the range this is very much constructed for the long-term and I would advise buying this strikingly gorgeous effort only if you're prepared to allow it at least a decade of cellaring. 93-96 Points
 

Normally $819.00
Pre Arrival Price $695.00

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