Lalou Bize Leroy

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.8

When I tasted the 2018 Pontet-Canet in barrel I described it as a "freak of nature." The 2018 is more than that, it is a freak of nature. Made from yields of just ten hectoliters per hectare, the 2018 possesses off the charts richness, phenomenal balance and head-spinning intensity. Crushed red berries, flowers, mint, cedar and rose petal saturate the palate in a Pauillac of breath-taking richness. The silkiest of tannins frame the phenomenally pure, long finish. This is a towering achievement from the Tesseron family and former Technical Director Jean-Michel Comme, who together spearheaded biodynamic farming in Bordeaux and built the present-day estate around a philosophy of non-interventionalist winemaking. In 2018, grapes were crushed solely by hand. Because of the tiny yields, the entire production was vinified in Pontet-Canet's new smaller concrete vats. All winemaking was done manually, without the aid of external temperature control or electricity. Put in another way, if Lalou Bize-Leroy made Bordeaux, it would taste like this. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2021)
— a year ago

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Domaine Leroy

Auxey-Duresses Chardonnay

🏅 Rating: 92/100 (4,2🌟)

Yellowish bright color. Intense aromas of flowers, developing nutty and buttery. Mineral and citrus on the palate. Creamy texture. Fresh and young for its 18yo age.
Once again amazed by the top quality of negociant label of Leroy. Madam Lalou is able to deliver an outstanding quality of wine from sourced grapes.
It outperformed 2002 Chassagne-Montrachet by Marquis de Laguiche tasted together, which has a more prestigious terroir.

Leroy looked much younger with lots of potential!
— 4 years ago

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Domaine Leroy

Clos St. Denis Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1971

Oh, Lalou, you vixen, you temptrix! — 6 years ago

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Lalou Bize-Leroy

Domaine d'Auvenay Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2002

D’Auvenay Richebourg Dinner — 2 years ago

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Lalou Bize-Leroy

Les Folatieres Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 1992

Beautiful bottle! Rich yet restrained.... lucky to have a friend share a glass with us. — 5 years ago

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Lalou Bize-Leroy

En La Richarde Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2004

Flinty and extracted. Glorious bright yellow fruit. Wow. This is searingly good stuff. Amazing. — 3 years ago

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Domaine d'Auvenay Auxey Duresses Chardonnay 2004

No complaints, delicious with Hokkaido scallop. Still primary but so worth it. Nice complement with 76 DRC echezeaux which was definitely not primary — 4 years ago

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Bourgogne Aligoté 2014

Minerality and light. Hint of apple and pear. — 5 years ago

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