Gevrey Chambertin, En Champs
    Drouhin Laroze

    Gevrey Chambertin, En Champs,

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    Drouhin Laroze, Gevrey Chambertin, En Champs, 2018

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Drouhin Laroze, Gevrey Chambertin, En Champs, 2018

    A little brooding and surly at first, dense and opaque but corpulent and voluptuous. Beautifully smooth-textured dark berry fruit with liquorice spice touches. Liquid velvet. A fine, relatively cool Gevrey lieu dit that typically yields, fresh, racy wines. Fully destemmed and aged in 40% new oak.

    ABV:
    14%
    90-92/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin En Champs has a well-defined, detailed bouquet of great precision (what a bon idée to separate this out from the Gevrey Village in 2015). The palate is medium-bodied with quite dense black fruit and a little tarry in texture, with impressive salinity and focus toward the finish. Recommended.
    Date Reviewed:
    01/2020

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Burgundy
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    Drouhin Laroze

    Drouhin Laroze

    Drouhin-Laroze is a great domaine re-born. Set up in 1919 when Suzanne, the daughter of Jean-Baptiste Laroze, married Alexandre Drouhin. Her father’s Gevrey-Chambertin and her husband’s Chambolle-Musigny estates were united to form Drouhin-Laroze, a domaine that has been exploiting the Côte de Nuits’ best vineyards ever since. After sharing the winemaking with his father in 2000, Philippe Drouhin took full control of the vineyard and winery from the 2001 vintage, beginning the re-incarnation of this great Burgundian domaine. As of ths 2017 vintage Philippe's son and daughter, Caroline and Nicolas, have taken the reins and as a result the domaine looks set to reach even higher levels of quality. Judicious use of whole bunch ferments, depending on the vineyard and vintage, and a more closely managed oak barrel regime designed to reduce oak impact on the wines, are just two noticeable enhancements that have given the wines greater clarity and personality.

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