By: Keith Wollenberg | K&L Burgundy Buyer
Hello Burgundy Lovers,
The 2010 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze wines have just arrived. This is a domaine that has really been on the rise recently, and is making very stylish and fascinating wines from some very old vineyards. The 2010 crop was off a full 1/3 for this domaine, so supplies are extremely limited.
These wines are in-stock and available on the web, or by calling 800-247-5987.
88-90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A discreet to the point of mute nose leads to quite finely detailed middle weight flavors that possess a seductively silky mouth feel before culminating a firm, palate coating and balanced finish. Lovely and fashioned in a very understated style." (1/2012)
88-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A complex nose features red berry fruit plus herbal and floral notes along with plenty of Gevrey-style earth that continues onto the mineral-inflected, intense and relatively robust flavors. There is good verve to the complex, balanced and solidly persistent finish. A classic Gevrey built to reward medium-term cellaring." (1/2012)
89-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Outstanding Top value! A background hint of wood does not diminish the appeal of the pure and graceful ripe blue berry and red currant aromas that are, not surprisingly, completely different from those of the Gevrey 1ers. There is plenty of mineral influence to the lacy and beautifully well-detailed flavors that possess really lovely balance and persistence if only moderate depth. Still, this is a really lovely effort and textbook Chambolle." (1/2012) K&L Notes: Mostly from 1er Cru Vineyards (80% Les Baudes and 20% Les Veroilles (village))
90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This offers another small step up in overall depth with a pretty and well-layered nose of both red and dark berry fruit aromas that are soil and underbrush-inflected. The rich, generous and mouth coating flavors are shaped by very fine tannins and a pure and silky texture, all wrapped in a firm, dusty and lingering finish. A wine of refinement and again, understatement." (1/2012)
94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Structured, dense and packed with black fruits, this is complex wine. Yet with all of its ripeness, it offers a great line of freshness and a smoky wood flavor, with blackberry-like acidity on the finish. Age for five years or more." (11/2012) 91-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Outstanding! Discreet notes of wood spice blend with ultra-fresh and airy red pinot and pungent mineral notes that also suffuse the intense, crystalline and stony medium-bodied flavors that possess a satiny mouth feel. The natural coolness of the terroir is very much in evidence as there is bracing but balanced acidi ... Read More »
92-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A cool, pure and ultra-elegant nose of very fresh stone-infused wild and ever-so-slightly sauvage red currant and cherry aromas gives way to rich and solidly well-concentrated medium-bodied flavors that brim with both mineral and dry extract. This balanced, long and overtly austere effort is a classic Latricières and should age like one as well." (1/2012) K&L Notes: One of teh domaine's oldest plot of vines, and it shows.
91-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Here too there is a bit of wood spice framing the pure, complex and solidly ripe red currant, plum and soil-inflected aromas that precede rich, full-bodied and extract-rich flavors where the shaping tannins are forced to the background on the dusty and mouth coating finish. This is an exercise in harmony and proportion with impeccable balance on the sneaky long finish." (1/2012)
92-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A slightly riper blend of red and blue pinot fruit, violets and plenty of warm earth also suffuses the rich, full-bodied and very serious broad-shouldered flavors. This enjoys an abundance of tannin-buffering dry extract that confers a sappy texture to the driving, complex and hugely long finish. This is a first-rate example of this uneven appellation and well worth considering." (1/2012) K&L Notes: From an extremely well-situated site high in the Clos, just below Grands Echezeaux. These are some of the domaine's oldest vines.
92-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A reserved and openly taciturn nose reluctantly reveals notes of a cool and exceptionally fresh mélange of plum and red berries that are freely cut with stone and warm earth nuances. The mouth feel is unusually refined and while there is excellent size, weight and concentration to the large-scaled flavors, the tannins are quite fine though dense and it's clear that this markedly persistent and youthfully austere effort will require plenty of cellar time. Note that while it's a minor distinction, this is not quite as austere as the Latricières. In a word, ... Read More »
93-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Don't Miss! A spicy, ripe, elegant and admirably pure nose offers up notes of anise, sandalwood and clove that add breadth to the floral, earth and stone-suffused aromas. There is the same superb breadth to the rich, intense and tension-filled full-bodied flavors that possess excellent power and drive on the seductively textured, muscular and classy finish. As good as the prior grands crus are, there is another dimension present here." (1/2012) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Powerful while still fruity, this shows acidity and notes of ripe black cherry and spice. Very structured and so ... Read More »
Mr. Keith WOLLENBERG
Directeur Commercial Bourgogne
K&L Wine Merchants
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