2016 Domaine Drouhin Laurene Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Oregon USA
"Incredible clarity and purity of dark red cherries on the nose here. This is a stunning young pinot. The palate has a very plush, fleshy and concentrated core of rich black cherries with toasty oak spice overlaid. Long, noble tannins. This is exceptional. Drink or hold."
James Suckling 96 Points
"Laurène, named for Veronique Drouhin’s daughter, leads with notes of sassafras and smoke before revealing a plummy core of cherry flavor. It’s lifted, the fruit guided on burnished tannins, the finish elegant and a bit backward, the wine needing years for peak expression."
Wine & Spirits 94 Points
"Vibrant and sleekly complex, with layered raspberry and cherry flavors, accented by orange-tinged tea, bay leaf and spice notes that build tension toward polished tannins."
Wine Spectator 92 Points