By: Keith Wollenberg | K&L Burgundy Buyer
Hello Burgundy Lovers,
Not sure what you are getting for Christmas? How about a present for yourself? I know, I know, that is not the Christmas Spirit.
But all kidding aside, I just wanted to let you know about some rare Burgundy we just received tiny quantities of, released directly by the Domaine. These were among my favorite of the vintage from Leroy.
There is just ONE case of each, and they are live and on the web (hyperlinks below).
SKU #1117943 91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound
Here the nose is both expressive and wonderfully seductive with its spicy elegance and striking purity to the red, blue and black pinot fruit that is classic Vosne in character. The middle weight flavors possess a beguiling velvety texture yet manage to remain precise and focused on the balanced, deep and lingering finish. This and the Fremières have always been my two favorite Leroy wines at the villages level and the '06 version is an absolute knockout for what it is. (4/ 2008)
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Leroy 2006 Vosne-Romanee Aux Genaivrieres smells darkly of blackberry, mossy forest floor, roasted meat, and decadent floral perfume. In terms of fruit freshness, though, this is bright, while also displaying a hint of tannic grit. Its lingering finish returns to the dark side, with intriguing intimations of future complexity, though only time, I think, will reveal how this wine's tannins are resolved. (12/ 2009)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red. Smoky redcurrant, red cherry and sexy earth tones on the nose. Smooth and suave in the mouth, with ripe acids framing the red fruit and floral flavors. More detailed than the Nuits villages, this wine also has more middle-palate density to support its tannins. Finishes clean, firm and minerally.
SKU #1117942 95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Don't Miss!* In 2006, the Beaux Monts is perhaps the one wine in the Leroy range that truly exceeds its normal level of excellence with a more elegant and higher-toned nose of anise, soy, hoisin and cinnamon that reside in the layered, cool and relatively reserved blue and black fruit aromas. The detailed, pure, energetic and driving flavors brim with minerality and are underpinned by sophisticated tannins and culminate in simply spectacular length. I love the underlying tension here and this is a stunner of a wine packed with potential but be prepared to wait. Sheer class. (4/ 2008)
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Smoked meat and dark berries on the nose of the Leroy 2006 Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts lead into an expansively rich palate, on which fine-grained tannins are abundantly evident yet adeptly-integrated. The cherry-like fruit here is even sweeter, purer and has a slightly fresher edge than in the Brulees, but despite fascinating carnal and forest floor shadings, there is not quite the same mysterious complexity, at least for now. That the two wines closely resemble one another is perhaps not surprising, since Bize-Leroy explains that they represent one and the same parcel, divided between two lieux dits (12/ 2009)
93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good bright, deep red. High-pitched aromas of cherry, minerals, smoke and earth, lifted by a peppery nuance; more explosive today than the Brulees. Pure, perfumed and tightly wound, with juicy, perfectly integrated acidity giving precision and detail to the sappy fruit, mineral and floral flavors. The very long, mounting finish features thoroughly enrobed tannins. This really saturates the palate with soil tones and titillates the taste buds. (4/ 2009)
Mr. Keith WOLLENBERG
Directeur Commercial Bourgogne
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