Domaine Drouhin Lauréne Pinot Noir 2012

$69.95

SKU 1999

750ml

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The 2012 Laurène has a lovely, intense, bright ruby color. On the nose, the wine is a vibrant mix of red and black berries, red and black cherries, fresh spice and wild herbs. There is a delicate touch of oak, which integrates nicely. On the palate, the 2012 Laurène is rich, complex and layered, with excellent structure and a beautiful long finish. There is no question that it is a powerful vintage, but there is focus and a sense of refinement. Overall, I think this Laurène has the energy and definition to age easily for 10 to 15 years.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Oregon
Brand Domaine Drouhin
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorDark and spicy, with fine tannins and savory notes wrapping around a sleek core of blackberry, raspberry and floral flavors, gliding into a persistent finish. Built for cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2022. 3,300 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, February 29, 2016
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Pinot Noir Laurene is a barrel selection from the cellar and in this vintage represents around 150 barrels. It is matured in 20 to 25% new oak. Arron mentioned that he has noticed more fruit coming from blocks in the eastern sector of the vineyard being selected for this blend. This has a soft bouquet with red cherries, cranberry leaf, light undergrowth notes and a touch of autumn leaf. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine balance: intermingling red and black fruit, quite sappy in style and inducing fine salinity at the back of the mouth. This possesses a natural flow with a very appealing, Old World-influenced finish. This is very stylish and one of my picks from their current releases.

Neal Martin, March 2015