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History

Five generations have been running the Domaine for 163 years, Caroline and Nicolas, Christine and Philippe's children represent the sixth. 

In 1850, Jean-Baptiste LAROZE started a vineyard operation in Gevrey Chambertin. He was later succeeded by Félix LAROZE. 

In 1919, Suzanne, the daughter of Félix, married Alexandre DROUHIN, who owned vines in Chambolle Musigny and the estate was henceforth called Drouhin-Laroze. 

It is now run by Philippe and Christine Drouhin.

The Estate is currently run by Philippe and Christine Drouhin, assisted by their children Caroline and Nicolas

Each successive generation continued to develop the Estate with the sole objective of investing in hillside vineyards, which was a visionary and risky choice. 

The bet paid off and today, thanks to the sacrifices and risk-taking of the previous generations:

The 11.50 hectare Estate is one of the most prestigious in terms of diversity, quality and the surface area of its appellations.

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Winemaking

Our vines are grown and tended with a fundamental concern for the land and in tune with the seasons, enabling Nature and "terroir" to fully manifest themselves, all the while adapting ancestral techniques to suit the constraints of today.

Regular between-row tillage, early cluster thinning, thorough leaf removal and picking by hand all contribute to the growth of optimum-quality grapes. 

The grapes are systematically sorted before reaching the fermenting vats.  

Governed by the quality of the grapes harvested after an entire year's work, vinification is a meticulous and traditional process carried out in our modern vat hall.

Philippe Drouhin imparts his own style, seeking to bring out the best qualities of the grape variety and the typicity of the "terroir", combining elegance, power, finesse and aromatic opulence. 

The long, natural process of maturing lasts 18 months in our two-storey vaulted cellars built in 1815.

We use three highly-reputed coopers to supply our new barrels. Our Grand Cru wines are matured in new barrels, our Premier Cru in 50% new barrels and our Villages wines in barrels having served once before.

Once the maturing process is complete, we bottle our wines on the estate without fining or filtering.

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15 different wines with 43 vintages

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 Véronique Boss-Drouhin, Wine Producer (France)  tasted  1 wines  from  Drouhin-Laroze . In a tasting of  10 wines 

Joseph Drouhin Musigny 2020 / "Musigny is remarkable for its great purity of colour. The aromas are reminiscent of violet and fruit stone when the wine is young. After eight to ten years, these aromas become very refined and complex: fallen leaves, damp earth, moss and hints of fur or leather. The tasting sensations are incomparable in terms of finesse and harmony. The tannins are elegant, although very much alive. Silk and velvet match the liveliness of the acidity. The lingering aftertaste is dominated by hints of rare, exotic woods as well as candied cherry".


This vintage was marked by a concentration of juice in the berries just before the harvest. The wines show a very nice intense ruby colour. The nose is complex and very expressive of red fruits and black fruits but above all the expressions of the terroirs are already noticeable.

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 Allen Meadows / BWW2022 - Best Burgundy Critic of the World, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  15 wines  from  Drouhin-Laroze . In a tasting of  15 wines 

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Philippe Drouhin's children, Caroline and Nicolas, now both work at the domaine full-time and are increasingly assuming full responsibility for the wines. I met this trip with Caroline, who described the 2019 vintage as one where quantities were down from 2018 but the quality is perhaps even better.

1y 2m ago

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1y 2m ago

 Florent Martin, Sommelier (France)  tasted  2 wines  from  Drouhin-Laroze . In a tasting of  10 wines 

Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis Montee de Tonnerre Premier Cru 2018/ A slightly riper and super-elegant nose offers up notes of petrol, white peach, floral and honeysuckle that are trimmed in discreet oak. The even more refined medium weight flavors also possess a wonderfully textured mouthfeel along with a bit more minerality before terminating in a palate coating, focused and strikingly long finale. This is also very classy and arguably even more stylish. 

1y 6m ago

 Neal Martin/BWW2022 - Best Bordeaux Wine Critic of the World, Wine Writer (United Kingdom)  tasted  1 wines  from  Drouhin-Laroze . In a tasting of  26 wines 

The half-bottle pair of 1945 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé was part of an extraordinary private dinner that focused upon 1945 clarets. I did not mind the brief detour into Burgundy. Our generous host wanted to compare two bottlings of this legendary Burgundy, one bottled at the domaine and the second an “Avery of Bristol” bottling acquired at the auction of the much-missed John Avery MW. First and foremost, for all those half-bottle naysayers, after 74 years both showed extremely well, and according to a fellow guest they were as good as a 750ml bottle. They revealed no signs of fatigue, nor did they exhibit any excessive vigor that would have raised suspicions about their authenticity. The domaine bottling came with a neck label stating that the wine was bottled in August 1947 and the quantities produced, although I did not take a note at the time. It demonstrated bricking commensurate with a Burgundy of this age. It is blessed with a heavenly bouquet of astounding precision, extant red fruit laced with camphor, jasmine tea, loam and, with aeration, a splash of balsamic. The bouquet seemed to gently intensify with aeration but always remained somehow languid. The palate comes across as extremely harmonious, exuding that sense of Pinoté. I noticed some distant similarity to a mature Rioja Gran Reserva toward the finish, but if anything, with aeration it reverts back to quintessential mature Musigny, developing a discreet gamy note that I absolutely adore. This is a magnificent wine that lived up to expectations. 98/Drink 2020-2035. The Avery bottling was very similar in appearance to the domaine bottling. Likewise, the aromatic profile bore many similarities, albeit with perhaps even more precision. That sweet core of red fruit is present and correct, laced with similar tertiary and gamy characteristics. The main difference was on the palate, which was texturally slightly more honeyed by comparison and consequently shaved away a little precision on the finish. It is still a gorgeous wine, but in the end I decided that the domaine half-bottle just had the edge. 97/Drink 2020-2030.

2y 5m ago

 Allen Meadows / BWW2022 - Best Burgundy Critic of the World, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  3 wines  from  Drouhin-Laroze . In a tasting of  26 wines 

Louis Jadot Batard-Montrachet 2017 / A less elegant and slightly more wood-influenced nose offers up restrained aromas of essence of white flowers that includes rose petal, lavender and acacia blossom as well as discreet citrus nuances. There is both more volume and richness to the large-scaled, intense and powerful flavors that evidence seriously good punch and power on the muscular and wonderfully long finish. This is an impressive built-to-age Bâtard.
Barrel Sample: 92-95

3y 1m ago

 Tim Atkin MW, Wine Writer (United Kingdom)  tasted  1 wines  from  Drouhin-Laroze . In a tasting of  6 wines 

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, La Romanée GC Monopole 2016 / 98 Points / One of only five monopoly Grands Crus In Burgundy - unless Bernard Arnault manages to buy the missing sliver of Clos des Lambrays - this has vines that are more than a century old. It's always a powerful wine, but one with considerable freshness too. 20% whole bunches add some spice, with flavours of tobacco, black cherry and chalky zip complemented by aromatic oak. A superb expression of this special vineyard. 2026-40

4y 1m ago

 Clive Coates / MW, Wine Writer (France)  tasted  3 wines  from  Drouhin-Laroze . In a tasting of  51 wines 

Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2009 / Just a little less colour than the Tache. Not a lot on the nose at present. You have to go searching for it. What there is is very poised and very harmonious as well as being very complex and classy. The fruit is more red flavoured than the Tache. Marvelously fine and intense. Really quite excellent. 20 points

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