2018 Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey Chambertin Au Closeau

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JM 93
JM 93

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, November 2019

(91-93 points) Planted at the same time as Craipillot, Au Closeau offers a brighter deeper richer purple. This is luxurious but not clumsy, with a little spicy touch, from 50% whole bunch. Works very well here, with a...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Gevrey Chambertin
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey Chambertin Au Closeau, a mesmerizing Pinot Noir hailing from the prestigious Burgundy region in France. This radiant red wine embodies elegance, complexity, and a true expression of its terroir.

In the glass, this Gevrey Chambertin boasts a captivating ruby hue that glimmers with a seductive allure. With each swirl, aromas of red currant and cranberry dance gracefully, intertwining with delicate hints of sous-bois, creating an olfactory symphony that is both focused and exquisitely detailed.

Upon the first sip, the palate is greeted by the fine, supple tannins that characterize this pliant Gevrey Chambertin. The wine's luxurious texture envelopes the senses, offering a velvety mouthfeel that is simply enchanting. While the new oak on the finish is noticeable, it is a trait that will surely integrate and harmonize with time, further enhancing the wine's overall allure.

Renowned wine critic Neal Martin, from Vinous, awarded this wine an impressive score of 91 points. He commends its focused bouquet and praises the supple tannins. However, Martin suggests that a touch more prudence with the new oak would have been preferable, and he eagerly anticipates how this Gevrey Chambertin will develop and integrate the wood over time.

Jasper Morris, an esteemed Burgundy expert, also lauds this wine, bestowing it with an outstanding score of 93 points. He notes the wine's luxurious nature, describing it as both substantial and balanced. Morris particularly highlights the successful use of 50% whole bunch during the winemaking process, which adds a touch of spice and contributes to the wine's glossy finish.

With an alcohol content of 13.0%, this Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey Chambertin Au Closeau is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship and expertise of the producer. Presented in a traditional cork closure, this wine is a true ode to tradition and authenticity.

Indulge in the beauty of Burgundy with the 2018 Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey Chambertin Au Closeau, a wine that captivates with every sip and promises to evolve and enchant with each passing year.