Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru 2012
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Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru 2012 has a composed bouquet of blackcurrant and raspberry fruit, a touch of cigar ash and woodland aromas developing close behind. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, ripe tannins, balanced acidity and very good length on the finish.
Subregion: Côte De Nuits, Clos De Vougeot
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Powerful and wonderful
Drink With: Lièvre à la royale
The château which adjoins the cellars and the winery with its giant presses dating back to the 12th and 14th centuries are built in the Burgundian Renaissance style and are open to visitors. The Confrérie Des Chevaliers Du Tastevin holds its meetings or “chapters” here, and it is no surprise that the finest food and wine in France is found in the area.
From Richard Herring writing on Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages:
Juicy and sweet fruit; pleasantly punchy tannins. This has the gutsiness that their Chapelle-Chambertin seems to lack. Real leathery, savoury power on the finish. Drink 2018-2034. 17.5 Points
From Neal Martin writing on Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2012 Drouhin-Laroze Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru has a very fragrant bouquet with scents of blueberry, blackcurrant pastilles and dried rose petals - all very well delineated. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, grainy tannins, good depth and great precision towards the finish. This is one of the domaine's best wines this year - real class. 93-95 Points