"Is this the greatest estate in Burgundy?"
2011 Leroy Vosne-Romanée
1er Cru Les Beaux Monts
Lowest Price in the Nation
Lalou Bize-Leroy is simply on another level. There's simply no way around it.
Her wines are among the very best singular expressions of each site.
Leroy's Beaux Monts, along with Rousseau's Clos St. Jacques and Jayer's Cros Parantoux, is a 1er Cru that occupies a very elite space. The 1er Cru Beaux Monts is a stony, higher altitude 1er Cru. Here Vosne-Romanée's velvet and spice assume a leaner format with a mineral streak and soaring aromatics. Of course, Leroy takes Beaux Monts to an unheard of place of noble refinement. There's such grace, quiet complexity and precise length.
Clive Coates wondered what makes greatness, only to answer his own question above: "However you do compute it, the greatest Domaines of Burgundy today must be those under the control of Lalou Bize."
Tasting Leroy's 2011 Beaux Monts drives home the domaine's greatness. There's a tension between rich layers of complexity and stern, energetic minerality that's show stopping. You are clearly in the hands of one of the best.
Lalou Bize-Leroy is a powerhouse. She's the woman behind the world's finest Burgundies (and still partial owner of DRC). Leroy is one of the most collectible and cherished Burgundies out there. I'm very happy to be able to offer this, especially at this pricing. Leroy is very rare. There are only two other listings in the U.S. This is a very special wine and unfortunately the quantities underline this.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
Burghound: "While the increments to which I refer are small they are nonetheless noticeable as this is aromatically slightly fresher, more elegant and more complex all at once. The highly expressive nose is gorgeously layered, spicy and cool with its ultra-pure dark pinot fruit, plum, cassis and wet stone scents. The medium weight flavors are impressively rich but there is a palpable sense of underlying tension and energy that make this a pleasure to taste. Moreover the borderline pungent minerality adds more lift, particularly on the overtly austere, linear, focused and hugely persistent finish. As good as the Brûlées is, and make no mistake it is terrific, this just offers another level of class and refinement."