Much more closed and reserved than Chapelle , with fine spice notes, and a focused linear shape that with air opens up to reveal fine layers of wild hedgerow fruit, blueberry, black currant and dark fruit notes alongside forest floor and cool spice. Fantastically focused and grown up. A lot to love. Latricières is a stonier and windier terroir than the other Grands Crus of Gevrey, producing firm, minerally wines.
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. Now with the emergence of Philippe's son and daughter, who now take an active part in running the Domaine, the estate's future looks secured.
At 6.94ha Latricières-Chambertin is one of the smaller Grands Crus of the Gevrey Chambertin commune, and after Chambertin and Chambertin-Clos de Bèze is capable of producing some of the best wines. Poor soil and a cool micro-climate lends a strict, minerally style to the wines. Always racy and powerful, if a little reticent in their youth, the wines are ageworthy and develop into fantastic examples of Grand Cru Red Burgundy. Some great exponents are Louis Remy, Leroy, Drouhin-Laroze, Trapet and Rossignol-Trapet.