This tiny Premier Cru is situated just downhill from Mazis-Chambertin. Drouhin-Laroze is the only domaine to specify the vineyard, so 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. A dry year, like 2019, suits this fertile plot, naturally restricting its yield. 25% whole clusters went into the fermentation, and the wine then aged 60% in small, new oak barrels. Colour is rich purple of medium depth, aromas recalling black cherries, with spiciness. There is a strong attack, with good concentration, lush middle and well-rounded, broadly built aftertaste (for drinking 2022-2030+).
2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Au Closeau, Domaine Drouhin-Laroze
(£65.00 per bottle)
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