Lalou Bize Leroy

Lalou Bize-Leroy

Auxey-Duresses Chardonnay 2007

Alex Lallos
9.6

Seriously delicious. Packed with fresh lemon and essential oils on the nose. Loaded with minerality and overall just a hell of a wine — 2 months ago

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Lalou Bize-Leroy

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 — 8 months ago

Jim Knight
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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. — a year ago

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Domaine Leroy

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2000

David T
9.2

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

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Severn Goodwin

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Also thanks for helping me to notice the label differences. I went back to review the bottle I had a few weeks ago, and on closer inspection, noticed and updated the wine to the Maison version.
David T

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I was thinking of their Cru price differences as I was still rubbing my eyes waking up.
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For the price of one Cru bottle, I could almost buy two cases of the B-R village. I haven't won the lottery over here, yet, so best to procure wisely (with your advice)! Thanks.

Lalou Bize-Leroy

Les Clous Auxey-Duresses Chardonnay 1999

Tight, matchstick, a tad too much char for the fruit imo. — 7 months 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!
— 9 months ago

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Lalou Bize-Leroy

En La Richarde Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2009

Young and old, deeply sensuous, popcorn poetry. — 3 months ago

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Lalou Bize-Leroy

Domaine d'Auvenay Gevrey Chambertin 2004

Ongelooflijk... — 4 months ago

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Michiel Gruijthuijsen Van

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Waar heb je m gekocht? En waar drink je m?

Domaine Denis Mortet

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2004

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

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