2005 Leroy (Domaine) - Chambertin 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Gevrey Chambertin | Grand Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95-98

Bright, deep ruby-red. Wild, highly complex nose offers dark fruits, nuts, meat and underbrush. Suave and silky on entry, then dense and chewy in the middle, with a smoky suggestion of earth. This expands impressively toward the back, finishing with wonderfully fine tannins and great building length. The longest of these wines today, along with the Romanee-Saint-Vivant. And concentrated enough to go on for decades.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 131

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

Much darker than Latricières. Tar, liquorice, molasses richness – magnificent in its multi-layered complexity. Remarkable finess on the palate too. All we need do is wait and wait because the wine has merely got to the stage of preparatory press-ups – no actual performance in view for quite a while.

Drink Dates: 2018-2035
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Average rating: 96, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

36 bottles owned by 18 collectors.

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About This Producer


"Domaine Leroy is a welcome reminder of the difference between the very good and the great." - Michel Bettane, Vins de France

Created in 1988 - beginning with the purchase of the 12 hectares Domaine Charles Noellat in Vosne-Romanee - 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 produce 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

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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