2011 Leroy (Domaine) - Clos de Vougeot 750ml

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

BH 95   WA 94  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Burghound | Rating: 95

An expressive and densely fruited nose features notes of red berry liqueur, pungent earth, dried flowers and subtle spice hints. There is excellent intensity and controlled power to the big-bodied and seductively textured medium weight plus flavors that exhibit formidable size and weight yet absolutely no heaviness on the dusty, palate staining and massively long finish. This is much less austere than it typically is and while it will not be cuddly in its youth, this will probably be approachable after only 10 to 12 years, which is sooner than usual.

Drink Dates: 2028+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 50

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

The 2011 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has a sedate, refined bouquet or raspberry preserve, wild strawberry and a touch of wild hedgerow ' airy and lifted. The palate is silky smooth on the entry. It is very harmonious and feminine with a succulent, sweet red currant and strawberry finish with just a tincture of vanilla. This is gorgeous and very seductive.

Author: Neal Martin
Issue: 208

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Average rating: 95, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

13 bottles owned by 4 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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