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Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Domaine Drouhin Laroze 2005

Grape VarietyPinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

A pungent mix of wood spice, earth, red berry fruit, game, smoke and natural spice highlights the moderately sauvage character of the rich, full, refined and pure flavors underpinned by ripe and very firm tannins that culminate in an austere and very backward finish. This will require lots of cellar time to be at its best and like the Clos de Vougeot, this will be a long-distance runner. As the scores and comments suggest, these are some truly stupendous wines and it's by far and away the finest vintage that I have ever seen chez Drouhin-Laroze. Given the (relatively) reasonable prices the wines sell for, they are well worth a close look.

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (25), January 2007
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