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Domaine Drouhin Oregon Cuvée Laurène Pinot Noir 2017

The Domaine Drouhin Oregon Cuvée Laurène Pinot Noir is named after Véronique Drouhin’s elder daughter, Laurène and is the estate's flagship wine, produced entirely from Pinot Noir grown on the family’s estate in the Dundee Hills. All of the fruit is handpicked into small totes, de-stemmed, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and then placed into barrels (French oak, never more than 20% new). Once the vintage is safely in the cellar, Véronique begins the process of selecting barrels which have an extra complexity, length and depth - barrels which will work together as Laurène. Laurène displays a rich and lively nose, filled with aromas of pretty red fruit, baking spices, orange peel and velvety flower petals. Round on the palate with rustic tannins, flavours of red currant and deep cherry evolve after time. The long and supple finish is spicy and long. Generous in its youth, the cuvée Laurène will mature with elegance and depth. In recent years, Laurène has been named one of the “Great Wines of America” by Paul Lukacs in his book of the same name and “perennially one of Oregon’s best wines” by Portland Monthly Magazine. Writer Matt Kramer presented Laurène in his Wine Spectator seminar, “21st Century Pinot Noir Greatness.”

Wine File
Domaine Drouhin
North America
Sub Region:
Willamette Valley
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Pinot Noir
Bottle Size:
Natural Cork
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The Producer Domaine Drouhin | Oregon

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In 1987, Robert Drouhin was invited to participate in the first International Pinot Noir Celebration, and on that trip, he decided to purchase land in the Dundee Hills region of Oregon. Where there had only been Christmas trees and wheat,...

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Wine Enthusiast - Professional

93 Points (2017 Vintage)

Wine Advocate - Professional

93 Points (2017 Vintage)

Vinous - Professional

95 Points (2017 Vintage)

James Suckling - Professional

95 Points (2017 Vintage)

Pinot Perfection!

Offered in a recent blind tasting to 8 members of our wine society, who have been meeting monthly to taste fine wines for 32 years. Without exception they were vocal in their enjoyment of this wine, regarding it as up there with the finest Pinot Noir's ever sampled. It may still be a little young but is drinking perfectly. Excellent balance, structure and flavour, finishing with a light tannin tingle that lasts and lasts. It worked beautiful our meal featuring lamb, but my next bottle will be unaccompanied except for a few cubes of cold pink beef.