Domaine Leroy

Bourgogne Chardonnay

9.117 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Pale Lemon in colour. A touch of vanillin oak with green melon - restrained yet balanced - not giving a lot on nose or palate. The following night still restrained but opened up a little more revealing melons, mineral and a touch of pineapple juice. Medium minus acid. At $115 AUD for a Village Burgundy - an ambitious price, but it is Leroy. The sort of delicate, refined white Bourgogne you would expect from Mme Bize Leroy.

Pale Lemon in colour. A touch of vanillin oak with green melon - restrained yet balanced - not giving a lot on nose or palate. The following night still restrained but opened up a little more revealing melons, mineral and a touch of pineapple juice. Medium minus acid. At $115 AUD for a Village Burgundy - an ambitious price, but it is Leroy. The sort of delicate, refined white Bourgogne you would expect from Mme Bize Leroy.

Dec 21st, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

The nose reveals; green apple, candle wax, lime candy, pineapple, tropical melons, cream, some buttered popcorn, white peach, honeycomb, dry & fresh herbs, soft, powdery chalkiness, saline, limestone minerals, volcanics, sea fossils, steeliness, vanillin, lanolin, cheese rind with yellow lilies/flowers, jasmine and fruit blossoms.

The mouthfeel is; full, round, lush and gorgeous with high viscosity. Green apple, candle wax, lime candy, very ripe, juicy pineapple flesh, kiwi, tropical melons, cream, some buttered popcorn, white peach, honeysuckle to honey, caramel notes, dry & fresh herbs, soft, powdery chalkiness, saline, hints of dry grass, grippy limestone minerals & grey volcanics, sea fossils, white spice, steeliness, vanillin, lanolin, cheese rind with yellow lilies/flowers, jasmine and fruit blossoms. The acidity is lively and round. The finish is minutes, nicely balanced in fruit & minerality, palate penetrating white spice with some mid intensity heat.

Gets better and better as it warms and opens up.

Photos of; Lalou Bize-Leroy (aka “The Queen of Burgundy”) tending & singing to her vines, one of their amazing vineyards and their 2015 wines aging barrel.

The nose reveals; green apple, candle wax, lime candy, pineapple, tropical melons, cream, some buttered popcorn, white peach, honeycomb, dry & fresh herbs, soft, powdery chalkiness, saline, limestone minerals, volcanics, sea fossils, steeliness, vanillin, lanolin, cheese rind with yellow lilies/flowers, jasmine and fruit blossoms.

The mouthfeel is; full, round, lush and gorgeous with high viscosity. Green apple, candle wax, lime candy, very ripe, juicy pineapple flesh, kiwi, tropical melons, cream, some buttered popcorn, white peach, honeysuckle to honey, caramel notes, dry & fresh herbs, soft, powdery chalkiness, saline, hints of dry grass, grippy limestone minerals & grey volcanics, sea fossils, white spice, steeliness, vanillin, lanolin, cheese rind with yellow lilies/flowers, jasmine and fruit blossoms. The acidity is lively and round. The finish is minutes, nicely balanced in fruit & minerality, palate penetrating white spice with some mid intensity heat.

Gets better and better as it warms and opens up.

Photos of; Lalou Bize-Leroy (aka “The Queen of Burgundy”) tending & singing to her vines, one of their amazing vineyards and their 2015 wines aging barrel.

Jun 7th, 2020
Michael Herzog

Always, always overdelivers. Supply running short. Please send more. Lol. Nice Sunday. Hope everyone is drinking well.

Always, always overdelivers. Supply running short. Please send more. Lol. Nice Sunday. Hope everyone is drinking well.

May 4th, 2020
Michael Herzog

Always love this Bourgogne. Posing as a villages level most of the time...

Always love this Bourgogne. Posing as a villages level most of the time...

Jul 14th, 2019
Michael Herzog

Mineral goodness.

Mineral goodness.

Jun 11th, 2019
Michael Herzog

Love this vintage. This has a little while to go, which is impressive for a Bourgogne Blanc. Minerality, but a nice honeyed citrus quality. Beautiful nose. Leroy rarely disappoints...

Love this vintage. This has a little while to go, which is impressive for a Bourgogne Blanc. Minerality, but a nice honeyed citrus quality. Beautiful nose. Leroy rarely disappoints...

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

The nose reveals, mashed, sour, candied/liqueured, meyer lemon, very ripe, pineapple, golden apple, lime skin, & green apple w/ almost no skin, fresh, herbal qualities, honey, beeswax, vanillin, warm caramel, limestone minerals, soft chalkiness, wet stone with yellow lilies and florals and mixed greens.

The body is; round, rich, bold, thick & waxy. It is gorgeous over the palate. Mashed, sour, candied/liqueured, meyer lemon, grapefruit pulp, dry & candied pineapple, golden apple, key lime, stone fruit, tangerine & green apple w/ almost no skin, fresh, herbal qualities, honey, beeswax, vanillin, warm caramel, toffee, marmalade, white spice, limestone minerals, soft chalkiness, wet stone, dusty dry rocks, saline notes with yellow lilies, white florals & mixed greens. The acidity is, beautifully, round & phat. The rich, ruby, heather honied, well balanced/polished finish delicious & lingers well.

Photos of; two aspect views of Domaine Leroy & Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy (The Queen of Burgundy) in her precious vineyards. She all about bio-dynamic, lower yields, prunes by hand and sings to her vines. And, who could argue her success.

The nose reveals, mashed, sour, candied/liqueured, meyer lemon, very ripe, pineapple, golden apple, lime skin, & green apple w/ almost no skin, fresh, herbal qualities, honey, beeswax, vanillin, warm caramel, limestone minerals, soft chalkiness, wet stone with yellow lilies and florals and mixed greens.

The body is; round, rich, bold, thick & waxy. It is gorgeous over the palate. Mashed, sour, candied/liqueured, meyer lemon, grapefruit pulp, dry & candied pineapple, golden apple, key lime, stone fruit, tangerine & green apple w/ almost no skin, fresh, herbal qualities, honey, beeswax, vanillin, warm caramel, toffee, marmalade, white spice, limestone minerals, soft chalkiness, wet stone, dusty dry rocks, saline notes with yellow lilies, white florals & mixed greens. The acidity is, beautifully, round & phat. The rich, ruby, heather honied, well balanced/polished finish delicious & lingers well.

Photos of; two aspect views of Domaine Leroy & Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy (The Queen of Burgundy) in her precious vineyards. She all about bio-dynamic, lower yields, prunes by hand and sings to her vines. And, who could argue her success.

1 person found it helpfulOct 19th, 2019
Jean-Francois Pelletier

Lemon color. Youthful nose of lemon, apple, stone fruit and stone. Medium palate, with crisp acidity but with a soft palate. Lemon and minerality on the palate. Long finish. Great stuff.

Lemon color. Youthful nose of lemon, apple, stone fruit and stone. Medium palate, with crisp acidity but with a soft palate. Lemon and minerality on the palate. Long finish. Great stuff.

May 5th, 2018
Jeff Loo

Drinking nicely though painfully young. Will benefit from another 2-3 years in bottle or a very long decant.

Drinking nicely though painfully young. Will benefit from another 2-3 years in bottle or a very long decant.

Nov 5th, 2017
Izek Jasper

Izek had this 2 years ago

Izek had this 2 years ago

May 18th, 2019