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2012 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir Laurène

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Dundee Hills

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Community Tasting Note

  • andreask888 Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 21, 2020 - Consumed over the course of 3 days:

    1. Corovin - still very fresh with great complexity on the nose and the palate. Medium weight; dark garnet in colour. Showing milk chocolate and violet, both on the nose and the palate. Tannins well integrated with secondary notes coming through quite well in the glass after less than 1 hour;
    2. Decanted - essentially the same notes as via Corovin on pour (so no spoilage through that system); medium weight; garnet in colour; violets on the nose; cranberry and red plum on the palate; crunchy red stone fruit with persistent finish;
    3. Left at room temperature fully decanted for 24 hours: this held up very nicely, muted nose as expected, with integrated bright red stone fruit on palate, hinting at morello cherry and red plum, with a tinge of alcohol on the edge of the palate along with a finish that lasts 30 seconds; faded white or milk chocolate and white pepper finish;

    NOTE: my last Laurene a week before from 2011 was lacking; this reinvigorates my belief in DDO. 8 years properly stored in bottle has improved this wine.

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1 Comment

  • jmcafee commented:

    1/29/21, 8:13 PM - Completely agree re: 2011

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