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Drouhin Laforet Pinot Noir 2018

Revisited this has reinvigorated me to sing its praises once again: Drouhin Laforet Pinot Noir 2011 Burgundy, France | Good grief! This is beautiful red Burgundy with all the great Cote d’Or character one seldom if ever finds at this appellation level Burgundy. How on earth does Drouhin do this? Declassified Pinot Noir from the Côtes de Nuits means they’ve put their best foot forward to treat Laforet as a calling card to lure us into the many varied parcels they own throughout Burgundy. That’s right: while Drouhin does purchase some fruit in the manner of a négociant their family holdings of many parcels run from the northern Côte de Nuits through the Côte de Beaune to the Mâcon in the south –and this is a blend of choice plots so we can taste the delicate touch of the elegant house of Drouhin. A nuance of woodsy duff of sous bois, crunchy red fruit, and that sappy character Pinot only shows when harvested from these ancient hills. This is a total sleeper and well worth drinking –especially if you haven’t tried it since they began declassifying fruit for this blend. Delicious.
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, February 7, 2014 (Root)

Elegant, restrained, approachable, this freshly packaged Laforet is stunning –predominantly declassified Chablis but with this being the Drouhin calling card there is some declassified Chardonnay from the Cote d’Or and the Maconnais with ample fruit, a mineral bedrock but despite the Chablisienne structure, this is, without going beyond in the realm of lush Chardonnay, pronounced white Burgundy –which much more of the true character of terroir –with no trace of that lean, linear edgy alternatives out there. This but proves that Drouhin is firing on all cylinders and that they have access to such a spice box of broad landholdings that ensures a superior quality and consistency and really serves well as a calling card for a house whose Premier and Grand Cru are just beckoning exploration.
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, July 2013

Food Pairings

Roasted birds are a preternatural match but Pinot Noir goes with any number of dishes ranging from those incorporating wild game and foraged mushrooms to veal stews or grilled fleshy fish. For a classic cheese pairing hunt down some Epoisse...

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Cheers - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-941-0998

Total Wine & More - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-835-6063

Mgm - West Bloomington
Bloomington
952-888-9421

Total Wine & More - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-835-6063

Blue Max
Burnsville
952-432-3350

Hy-vee - Eagan
Eagan
651-405-3660

Lunds & Byerlys - Eagan
Eagan
651-686-9669

Total Wine & More - Eagan
Eagan
651-452-0499

Grand Marais Municipal
Grand Marais
218-387-1630

Ace Spirits
Hopkins
952-960-8014

On The Rocks Wine & Spirits
Hugo
651-787-9480

Lakeside Wine & Spirits
Long Lake
952-475-2936

Whole Foods - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
651-438-2400

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

Whole Foods - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-313-7100

Ken And Norm's Liquors
Minneapolis
612-822-0030

Mcdonald Liquor Store
Minneapolis
612-721-6686

Falls Liquor
Minneapolis
612-729-5498

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

The Wine Shop
Minnetonka
952-988-9463

Harbor Wine & Spirits
Mound
952-472-0648

Hy-vee - Rochester
Rochester
507-285-0848

Total Wine & More - Roseville
Roseville
301-795-1000

The Wine Shop - Nicholas Barth
Saint Cloud
320-251-7733

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Rite Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-414-0346

Hy-vee - Winona
Winona
507-452-5411

Total Wine & More - Woodbury
Woodbury
301-795-1000

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