Nose of; sweet & sour dark cherries, some fruit liqueur and alcohol notes, macerated; blackberries, blackberries, blueberries, black plum, plum & strawberries. Cinnamon, vanilla, sweet, rich, moist, dark earth, very light spice, some black licorice, crushed dry powdery limestone, fresh & dry dark red florals, red roses and violets. The palate is full medium and gorgeously round. The tannins still have some teeth. It’s a good time to have our last 2000 of this wine. Ripe, sweet & sour; black cherries, blackberries, strawberries, black plum, plum, blue fruit notes, touch of prune, & black raspberries. Light cinnamon & vanilla, sweet, rich, moist, dark earth, very light spice, some black licorice, fruit liqueur notes, black tea, crushed dry limestone, soft volcanic minerals with an edge as they set, some bramble, fresh & dry dark red florals, red roses and violets. The acidity is like Niagara. The structure, tension, balance and length is rock solid. The finish is; long, elegant and beautiful. The thing I like about the Domaine Leroy Village wines is that they basically make it very similarly to their wines that cost in excess of $800-$1500 upon release. However, their Village wine is around $50 if you buy it right. The difference in their village wines are the vineyard sites, but once the fruit gets to the Domaine, the grapes are handled in a very similar fashion. All sites separately fermented. Great wine and even better value. Lalou Bize-Leroy (mid right photo) still owns 25% of DRC. Lalou was once also the managing Director of DRC as well. She stepped aside over differences of opinion regarding yields and being completely biodynamic. Lalou prefers very low yields. Domaine Leroy is completely biodynamic. Lalou Bize-Leroy also has her own vine training method and all pruning is done strictly by hand. Additionally, she believes in the benefits of singing to her vines (her babies) daily. Lalou Bize-Leroy is and will forever be a legend in Burgundy as she has been deemed “The Queen of Burgundy!” — a year ago
🏅 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! — 9 months ago
Young and old, deeply sensuous, popcorn poetry. — 3 months ago
Robe noire profonde
Nez plein puissant de fruit noire d orange sanguine de bois noble et terre humide puis orange sanguine voir le cacao arrivent très puissant
Bouche ample pleine large ultra classe car derrière cette masse de fruit la matière reste merveilleuse et précise
Grande complexité aromatique et plénitude dignes des vins de Lalou bize Leroy — a year ago