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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Laurene Pinot Noir 2005
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Laurene Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 90993)
collectible wine
not core in nc/ma

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Burghound.com rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Burghound.com rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

True to the vintage, the 2005 Cuvée Laurène is a deep, densely knit, almost brooding wine.  Complex and complete, the '05 has excellent structure and balance, and it is clear that patience will be very well rewarded.  In contrast to the 2004, which was softer, more immediately floral, and tipped to the red-fruit spectrum, the 2005 Laurène is darker and carries a more serious air.  Notes of black fruits and spice are clearly present.  The body is rich and the finish long, suggesting a minimum ageing potential of 10 or more years.
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About Domaine Drouhin Oregon:

Established in 1987, Domaine Drouhin Oregon is owned by famed Burgundy producer, Maison Joseph Drouhin. Hand-crafted by fourth generation winemaker, Veronique Drouhin-Boss, the distinctive Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of Domaine Drouhin are prized for their elegance, balance and finesse, as well as their ability to age. Philippe Drouhin, Veronique's brother, is in charge of viticulture and has earned an international reputation for his work both in Burgundy and Oregon. Ninety acres of the 225-acre estate are now planted, with over 3100 vines per acre. Domaine Drouhin Oregon's landmark 4-level gravity flow winery is nestled into the heart of the Dundee Hills.