DRC vs Leroy- Burgundy's Elite Compete to find out who is the best producer of Pinot Noir on Earth!

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"Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine." 

Genesis 27:28


 


Unfortunately, god did not give us plenty of Domaine de La Romanee Conti.  One of the reasons that this is one of the most expensive wines on the planet earth is that they only make a few hundred cases of each of these Grand Cru wines from any vintage.  The other reason is that they have had a thousand years of marketing in the wine industry.  There are not many regions of the wine world that have the history of Burgundy's Cote D'Or and with that history comes a very high price tag.


On Friday February 16th here at the Wine Watch Wine Bar two of Burgundy's elite will face off!  This will be a "Once in a Lifetime" tasting to remember!!  Well, they all are…. but this kicks off my 49th B-day celebration!!!


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DRC versus Leroy Tasting at WWWB

Friday, February 16, 2018

7:30 PM

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1985 Domaine De La Romanee Conti Echezeaux Grand Cru

Price: $2500.00    Sale Price: $2000.00

Quantity in Stock: 4

Echezeaux is a grand cru vineyard covering the slopes above the Clos de Vougeot vineyard in Burgundy's Cote de Nuits. Like its famous neighbor, it is considerably larger than most grand cru vineyards, covering nearly 40 hectares (100 acres) of land. Echezeaux wines, made exclusively from Pinot Noir, are on the full-bodied end of the Burgundy spectrum, showing red fruit as well as spice and undergrowth characters.

The climat is located within the village of Flagey-Echezeaux, just north of the famous vineyards of Vosne-Romanée. It covers land stretching from the edge of Clos de Vougeot and Grands-Echezeaux up to where the Côte d'Or's vineyards give way to forest. The Musigny vineyard is just to the north, and a line of premier cru vineyards to the south separates Echezeaux from the Richebourg and Romanée-Saint-Vivant vineyards.


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1990 Leroy Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
Price: $2895.00    Your Price: $2547.60

Quantity in Stock: 1

(96 points)The magnificent 1990 Clos de Vougeot is medium-to-dark ruby-colored and offers a nose of waxy red cherries. Big, broad, and medium-to-full-bodied, it has satin-textured black cherries and spices that seemingly last forever in its interminable finish. This wine has great harmony, equilibrium, and balance. (10/2000) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


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1995 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg Grand Cru  


(94 Points) This wine is spectacular. Powerful, dense, meaty, and thick, it is exceedingly long and possesses a firm tannic backbone...Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


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2000 Domaine de La Romanee Conti Romanee St Vivant 

Romanee Saint Vivant is situated within the commune of Vosne-Romanée. La Romanée borders on La Grande Rue in the south, Romanée-Conti and Richebourg in the west, Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru vineyards in the north (Les Suchots) and in the east (La Croix-Rameau and Les Gaudichots) and also the village Vosne-Romanée itself in the east. The AOC was created in 1936. It takes its name from the Abbey of Saint Vivant, which in Medieval times owned several vineyards among the Vosne-Romanée Grands Crus.


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2000 Domaine de La Romanee Conti Romanee Richebourg  


(93 points) Bright medium-deep red. High-pitched, pure aromas of red berries, spices and flowers; a bit less "purple" than usual for this cuvee Gentle and rich but not yet focused in the mouth, with a pronounced note of coffee torrefaction. I find this a bit vague for Richebourg today, but certainly a lovely pinot in the making. (3/2002)  Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar


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2007 Domaine De La Romanee Conti Echezeaux Grand Cru

Price: $1398.00    Your Price: $1230.24

Quantity in Stock: 4

(90 Points) obvious earth notes that transfer over to the detailed, balanced and energetic flavors that possess excellent transparency on the vibrant and mouth coating finish. There is a lingering inner mouth perfume here that makes this quite seductive. Not surprisingly, this changed rather dramatically in the hour that I had to evaluate the '07s and the seemingly lighter weight flavors put on noticeable flesh though the nose slowly closed in on itself. Tasted: Jan 30, 2010 Drink: 2017+
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2005 Domaine Leroy Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantons

Price: $995.00    Your Price: $875.60

Quantity in Stock: 9

(92 Points) Insiders have long known that one of the treasures of the Leroy portfolio is the Savigny Les Beaune-Les Narbantons. Consistently the finest wine made in that appellation, it achieves grand cru quality because of its extraordinary richness and multidimensional character. The 1990 is awesome. The forceful bouquet, which is just beginning to form, soars from the glass, offering up aromas of minerals, toasty oak, and gobs of black fruit. In the mouth, there is magnificent richness, medium to full-body, and a layered, multi-dimensional, chewy texture that goes on and on. The moderate tannins are nearly obscured by the wine's sweet concentration of fruit.  Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate


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2007 Leroy Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts

Vosne  Romanée  is  situated  just  to  the  north  of  Nuits-Saint-Georges.  The  two greatest  vineyards  of  Vosne  and  Flagey-Echezeaux,  are  entitled  to  use  the Vosne-Romanée appellation.  The A.C. of Vosne Romanée has an average vineyard size of 105 ha (13 in Flagey Echezeaux). There are 14 Premiers Crus and 7 Grands Crus.

Characteristics " Les  Beaux  Monts "  consits  of  different  contiguous  parcels  lying  astride  the border  between  Vosne  Romanée  and  Flagey  Echezeaux,  at  the  western  edge  of the communes


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2007 Leroy Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 

 Clos De La Roche is situated in the commune of Morey-Saint-Denis in the Côte-d'Or département. Clos de la Roche is located in the northern part of the commune, stretches to the border of Gevrey-Chambertin, and borders to the Grand Cru vineyard Clos Saint-Denis in the south. It borders the Route des Grands Crus in the east. The AOC was created in 1936, and the Clos part of its name refers to a wall-enclosed vineyard.


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Menu

Seared Veal Carpaccio with black truffle Oil Drizzle


Seared Duck Breast with Veal cherry demi Glaze and Duck Prociutto Country Mash Crispy beet chips


This event is $995 + tax per person there are only 14 seats available.


A bit about Domaine de La Romanee Conti:


Probably one of the most sought after wines by collectors of fine Burgundies are the wines of Domaine De La Romanée Conti (also called simply DRC).  They carry a sort of mystique about them that you only find in collectibles such as a Picasso, or a Rembrant- things that only an elite few can afford to own and even fewer really appreciate.  


Talk of Lafite or Mouton or the upstart Petrus pales in significance when one considers that this precious piece of earth was a sacred spot five centuries before the first words were ever written about claret.  Consider, for example, the significance of that crisp, fall day in 1241 when the landscape was red with the color of wine, and the air was laden with the smell of it.  The monks gathered in their Abbey at the Vosne and decided to sell the vineyard of Romanée-Conti.  They had owned it for almost 200 years and it was a monumental event when it returned to private hands.  Over the ensuing centuries, inheritance laws and the wave of anti-clericism that followed the French Revolution caused the great growths of Burgundy to be divided into a thousand meager plots.  So sacred was the vineyard of Romanée-Conti, that it never once sub-divided through nine changes of ownership.


The vineyard was once called La Romanée until it was purchased by the Prince de Conti in 1760.  De Conti acquired the vineyard only after a great struggle.  The other contestant was King Louis the Fourteenth’s mistress, Madame de Pompadour.  The prince held a banquet to celebrate the acquisition; underscoring the significance of the event was the fact that it was attended by figures such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau; even a very young Mozart was there to play the harpsichord.  When the Conti fled France during the revolution, Romanée-Conti changed hands several more times – among its owners was Napoleon’s banker.


Today’s proprietors, the Leroys and the De Villaines, have run the Domaine jointly since 1942.  After an emotional power struggle, Aubert De Villaine, who has co-managed the Domaine for 19 years, has emerged from the shadows of the ubiquitous and flamboyant Madame Bize Leroy (who was booted out by the De Villaines and other members of the Leroy family for alleged conflicts of interest).


Many critics, in describing these wines, talk of the continuity of house style and the winemaking genius of the Domaine.  The quietly purposeful Aubert De Villaine takes a little credit for the greatness of these wines.  He speaks of the “genius of the terroir” and of the Domaine’s efforts to keep the winemaking as simple and natural as possible.  American viticulturists may think they have a corner on organic farming, but De Villaine notes that the Domaine’s wines are 100 percent organic.  There are no sprays or pesticides used in the vineyard.  Although De Villaine pays homage to technology and talks of clonal research, he stresses that everything is done to ensure as little manipulation of the wine is done as possible.  Except for the 100 percent new oak, which is used with every one of the Domaine’s wines and the fact that as of 1995 the wines are no longer bottled by barrel (which critics claimed caused bottle variation), one gets the impression that things are done much in the same manner as they were 100 years ago.  De Villaine is succinct:  “There is more to be learned in what not to do than there is in what to do.  Nothing is more difficult than to be simple”.


There are some wine writers that feel there is somewhat of a secret when it comes to the wines of this fabled estate.  Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate has stated that the Domaine’s use of lightly toasted François Frères barrels (the preferred source for most of the great estates of the Côte d’Or), which are air dried for three years prior to use, could have something to do with it.  However, Bernard Noblet, the cellar master, has assured that they are neither steam cleaned nor are they rubbed with any special ointments as speculation has suggested. 


La Tâche is entirely owned by Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, a fact that makes it a "monopole."  The domaine has exclusive rights on a second vineyard -- the grand cru Romanee-Conti itself.  It's almost joined at the hip with La Tache; they are within a stone's throw of one another. And just like the great grands crus from the Côte d'Or, Burgundy's "golden slope," both vineyards are well-drained and exposed to the east-southeast; both tilt down gently on the hillside toward the stone walls surrounding Vosne-Romanee.  This village lies in the center of the Cote de Nuits, and its grands crus are the sirloin cut of red Burgundy country: no sinewy tannins, just a marbling of smooth texture.  The wines made here are famous for their spicy, perfumy nose, highlighted by cinnamon and earthy notes that rely more on spices than red or black fruits.


 


 


Everything we have in the store from these two great producers.


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2007 Domaine De La Romanee Conti Echezeaux Grand Cru

Price: $1398.00    Your Price: $1230.24      Quantity in Stock: 3


1996 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru OWC 12pk

Price: $54000.00                Quantity in Stock: 1


1996 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru OWC 6pk

Price: $27000.00                Quantity in Stock: 1


1995 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti Grand Cru

Price: $23000.00    Sale Price: $19000.00  Quantity in Stock: 1


1990 Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache Grand Cru

Price: $5950.00   Your Price: $5236.00       Quantity in Stock: 1


1990 Domaine de La Romanee Conti Romanee Conti Grand Cru

Price: $23500.00    Sale Price: $18900.00  Quantity in Stock: 1


1990 Domaine De La Romanee Conti Romanee Conti Grand Cru

Price: $19995.00    Sale Price: $15950.00  Quantity in Stock: 1


1985 Domaine De La Romanee Conti Echezeaux Grand Cru

Price: $2500.00    Sale Price: $2000.00       Quantity in Stock: 4


1982 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru

Price: $4100.00    Sale Price: $3400.00       Quantity in Stock: 2


1980 Domaine de La Romanee Conti Echezeaux Grand Cru

Price: $2200.00    Sale Price: $1700.00       Quantity in Stock: 1


1979 Domaine De La Romanee Conti Richebourg Grand Cru

Price: $2200.00    Sale Price: $1700.00       Quantity in Stock: 5


1979 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru

Price: $1700.00    Sale Price: $1300.00       Quantity in Stock: 3


1978 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru

Price: $3200.00    Sale Price: $2600.00       Quantity in Stock: 1


1978 Domaine De La Romanee Conti Romanee Conti Grand Cru

Price: $25000.00    Sale Price: $20000.00  Quantity in Stock: 1


1978 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru

Price: $9000.00    Sale Price: $6000.00       Quantity in Stock: 4


1976 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St. Vivant Grand Cru

Price: $1950.00    Sale Price: $1600.00       Quantity in Stock: 1


1976 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux Grand Cru

Price: $1600.00    Sale Price: $1200.00       Quantity in Stock: 1


1976 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg Grand Cru

Price: $2400.00   Sale Price: $1900.00        Quantity in Stock: 3


1969 Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache Grand Cru

Price: $3400.00    Sale Price: $2800.00       Quantity in Stock: 3


 


 


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My love for Burgundy becomes greater with every bottle that I open and I have been opening a lot of Burgundy lately.  Leroy is considered the best of the best as far as Burgundy is considered and this is the first time that I have been able to offer a comprehensive list of wines from this Maison/Domaine.   We have the very first vintage of the Domaine wines on this offering from the 1988 vintage as well as a good selection of Maison offerings.  The Maison offering are from some of the best vineyards in Burgundy and have been brought through elevage and have been cellared with meticulous care giving you a wine that has been cared for perfectly until it arrives to your cellar. 


Here is what a few of the critics have said about Leroy:


"In her wines, Lalou seeks a magnified delineation of flavors. Each wine offers a kaleidoscope of sensation, each of which is distinct from the other with no blurring or muddiness. Because of this, it is virtually impossible to mistake one vineyard for another in a Domaine Leroy wine. Lalou seeks a degree of purity, allied to extraordinary concentration, that is almost unmatched by any other producer." - Matt Kramer, LA Times


"Her wines are exactly what they should be as expressions of the terroirs from which they come." - Robert Finigan


"I have said it so many times that it may seem redundant, but " let me repeat it- Lalou Bize-Leroy stands alone at the top of Burgundy’s quality hierarchy. Because she is a perfectionist, and because she has the courage to produce wines from low yield and bottle them naturally, without fining or filtration." - Robert Parker


 


A bit of History about Maison/Domaine Leroy:


More than a century ago, in 1868, Francois Leroy founded Maison Leroy in Auxey-Duresses, a small village in Burgundy near Meursault. Throughout the years, Leroy has remained a traditional family business. LaLou Bize-Leroy joined the family business in 1955. With great devotion and a lot of work, through constant tastings, she undertook to understand the essential characteristics of each terroir from each vineyard of Burgundy. For Leroy she searches unceasingly to purchase the best.


As a result Leroy cellars a prestigious inventory, which led Jacques Puisais, famous oenologist and great connoisseur, to write "here we are at the Louvre Museum . These are cultural moments about wine and its language. It is a place of reference for great works of the vine." Additionally, Leroy was the distributor of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti wines until January 1st 1992. The Leroy family still owns 50% of the shares.


The wines of Domaine Leroy are produced through the bio-dynamic method. This method prohibits the use of all chemicals, including weed killers, pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, moreover it reintroduces the importance of the knowledge of the earth’s cycles and essential cosmic rhythms throughout the year. In short, every effort is made to extract the quintessence from the grapes.


2015 Leroy Bourgogne Rouge

Price: $67.50    Your Price: $59.40               Quantity in Stock: 15


2007 Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru

Price: $2950.00    Your Price: $2596.00      Quantity in Stock: 1


2007 Domaine Leroy Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru

Price: $2150.00    Your Price: $1892.00      Quantity in Stock: 3


2005 Domaine Leroy Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

Price: $2295.00    Your Price: $2019.60      Quantity in Stock: 9


2005 Domaine Leroy Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantons

Price: $995.00    Your Price: $875.60          Quantity in Stock: 9


1990 LEROY CLOS VOUGEOT GRAND CRU

Price: $2895.00    Your Price: $2547.60      Quantity in Stock: 1


1988 Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru

Price: $4495.00    Your Price: $3955.60      Quantity in Stock: 4


1985 Leroy Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques 1er Cru

Price: $795.00    Your Price: $699.60          Quantity in Stock: 3


1985 Leroy Gevrey Chambertin Estournels St Jacques 1er Cru

Price: $795.00    Your Price: $699.60          Quantity in Stock: 3


1985 Maison Leroy Nuits St. Georges La Richemone

Price: $375.00    Your Price: $330.00          Quantity in Stock: 1


1978 Leroy Beaune Lizies

Price: $600.00    Sale Price: $450.00           Quantity in Stock: 1


1961 Domaine Leroy Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

Price: $2500.00    Sale Price: $2000.00       Quantity in Stock: 1


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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