2018 Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey-Chambertin Dix Climats

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JS 93

jamessuckling.com, June 2023

The richness and layers to this are very impressive with a berry, cooked berry, walnut, pie crust and light meat undertone. Medium to full body. Savory and succulent. Rich yet so moreish. Drink or hold.
JM 90

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, November 2019

Includes a 2ha block of Clos des Combes. Pretty, mid-purple, the nose currently shows a touch of oak but that will integrate without difficulty. Ripe dense fruit, with some darker notes but not overdone, with a good...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Gevrey Chambertin
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the exquisite 2018 Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey-Chambertin Dix Climats. This exceptional Pinot Noir hails from the famed Burgundy region of France, specifically the Cote de Nuits sub-region, and it is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Drouhin-Laroze.

In the glass, this wine presents a captivating red hue that is both alluring and vibrant. With an alcohol content of 13.5%, it strikes a perfect balance between elegance and power. As you uncork the bottle, the tantalizing aromas of ripe, dense fruit waft through the air, enticing your senses. There is a subtle touch of oak on the nose, but fear not, as it will seamlessly integrate with time.

On the palate, this Gevrey-Chambertin reveals its true character. The flavors are rich and multifaceted, showcasing a beautiful interplay of berry notes, cooked berries, and a hint of walnut. Layers of complexity unfold with each sip, accompanied by delicate nuances of pie crust and a touch of spice that adds depth and intrigue. The wine's medium to full body is supported by a fine-grained tannic structure, providing a firm backbone and ensuring a lasting finish.

Two esteemed wine critics have also shared their thoughts on this remarkable vintage. Jasper Morris, from Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, awarded it a well-deserved score of 90. He describes it as "pretty" with a ripe density of fruit, complemented by darker notes that are perfectly balanced and not overwhelming. Morris praises its completeness and classiness, highlighting the fine-grained tannins and subtle spice that add to its allure.

James Suckling, from jamessuckling.com, was equally enamored with this wine, granting it an impressive score of 93. He marvels at its richness and layers, noting the enticing aromas of berry, walnut, and pie crust. Suckling describes it as savory and succulent, a wine that is both rich and irresistibly moreish.

In conclusion, the 2018 Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey-Chambertin Dix Climats is a wine of exceptional quality and sophistication. It captivates the senses with its alluring aromas, complex flavors, and elegant structure. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further development, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression on any wine enthusiast fortunate enough to experience it. Cheers!