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2005 Domaine Leroy Corton-Renardes Grand Cru

  • 95 WA
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 48461-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Good, bright red-ruby. Superb expression of terroir on the nose: dark cherry, minerals, game and musky earth. Then silky, sappy and pure, with reverberating fruit perfectly framed by ripe acidity and strong minerality. Very dense, sweet and full but not at all heavy. Quite complete and showing well today. Extremely long on the aftertaste.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The Leroy 2005 Corton Renardes smells of red cherry, charred wood, vanilla, and lily, but comes onto the palate particularly juicy as well as satisfyingly rich and expansive. This is silky in texture but bright and insistent in its sense of primary fresh fruit. A superbly long finish unites cherry liqueur, nutmeg, vanilla, chalk dust, and a savory meatiness, and the empty glass is sweetly perfumed with sensational intensity. I have never tasted a youthful Corton remotely so forward, perfumed, silken, or superficially sweet.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Burghound | Rating: 95

    While it's never the greatest wine in the Leroy range, the Renardes along with the Clos de la Roche is arguably the most distinctive as the intense animale and pungent earth notes mark the wine from stem to stern. The ultra complex and as noted, highly distinctive nose gives way to rich, forward and well muscled flavors bristling with powerful tannins that come across as velvety and suave because of the buckets of mid-palate sap. This won't win awards for elegance but I quite admire the frank and generous character plus the sheer depth is impressive as hell.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2007
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  • "Domaine Leroy is a welcome reminder of the difference between the very good and the great." - Michel Bettane, Vins de France


    Created in 1988 with the purchase of the 12-hectare Domaine Charles Noëllat in Vosne-Romanée, Domaine Leroy has become one of the most impressive and vaunted properties in Burgundy. Cultivation follows strict biodynamic parameters and the combination of old vine preservation and ultra-low yields produces fruit of unrivaled excellence. The resultant wines are masterpieces of purity, intensity and layered subtlety enhanced by an uncommonly statuesque concentration. The spectacular reviews that these wines consistently receive attest to their incredible and solid quality—they are a lynchpin in any Burgundy enthusiast's collection.

    See other similar producers:Maison Dominique Laurent,Bouchard Pere & Fils,Maison Louis Jadot

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 43 bottles owned
    • 10 collectors