2014 Drouhin Laroze Gevrey Chambertin
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
With prices what they are in Burgundy we are always on the lookout for those village reds that can pass for 1er cru. Thanks to phenomenal pricing, and a legacy of great family winemaking, Drouhin-Laroze fits the bill.
With “one of the most enviable portfolios in the Cote de Nuits” (Wine Advocate), Domaine Drouhin-Laroze is a rarity in Burgundy, a large family domaine that has held together over many generations. The result is a family run Domaine with holdings across eight of the best grand crus in the Cote de Nuits. A dead ringer for 1er cru in all but price, Drouhin-Laroze’s 2014 Gevrey-Chambertin is the perfect village Burgundy to have on hand, and definitely worth grabbing a case as the 2014s will “evolve slowly and gracefully” (Neil Martin).
Showing bright, vivacious energy, with red berries, porcini, and lavender, this Gevrey shows none of the baby fat of more recent vintages and will pair marvelously with a wide range of foods. 2014 was a real winemaker’s vintage (many preferring it to the riper 15s) according to the Wine Advocate, which also described the red Burgundys as “wonderfully transparent to their terroirs” and “exemplars of what red Burgundy should be.”
The brother sister team Caroline and Nicolas Drouhin follow their father Phillipe’s philosophy of only charging “what they themselves would be happy to pay” (Wine Advocate), and we're able to bring their 2014 Gevrey-Chambertin to you for the lowest price on the market.