This tiny Premier Cru is situated just downhill from Mazis-Chambertin. Drouhin-Laroze is the only Domaine to make wine specifically from this appellation, hence it is rarely seen. The soil is quite deep and rich in clay, and the vines need careful management to restrict and concentrate their yield. 30% whole clusters went into the fermentation vat, and the wine then aged in 60% small, new oak barrels. Colour is medium-deep purple, aromas rich and fresh. Palate is splendidly structured, with abundant fruit, creamy texture and generous length (for drinking 2022-2030+).
2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Au Closeau, Domaine Drouhin-Laroze
(£129.50 per magnum)
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