Domaine Leroy "Once in a Lifetime" Burgundy Tasting

Friday, October 18, 2024 - 07:30 PM

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When it comes to wine, I tell people to throw away the vintage charts and invest in a corkscrew. The best way to learn about wine is the drinking.

 

-Alexis Lichine

 

And if you want to  learn about the best wines in Burgundy you need to invest in this tasting!  We have hosted several tastings in the past featuring the wines of Domaine Leroy but none this extensive.   These wines were all purchased upon release directly from the US importer, the best case scenario in terms of provenance and the total price tag of all the wines on the table tonight according to the winesearcher average is over $70,000!

 

The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $7500 + tax, there are only 12 seats available for this tasting.  For reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  Please let us know when you make your reservations if you have any dietary restrictions and chef Toni and Dani will be happy to accommodate you.

 

 



LEROY BURGUNDY TASTING

Saturday, March 30th

7:30 PM

 

Village

1989     Domaine Leroy  Pommard Les Vignots

1996     Domaine Leroy  Nuits St. Georges Aux Lavières

1996     Domaine Leroy  Vosne Romanee Les Genaivrieres

2005     Domaine Leroy  Pommard Les Vignots

 

Premiers Crus

1997     Domaine Leroy  Nuits St. Georges Les Boudots

1998     Domaine Leroy  Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux Monts

2003     Domaine Leroy  Nuits St. Georges Les Boudots

2005     Domaine Leroy  Savigny-les-Beaune Les Narbantons

 

Grands Crus

1996     Domaine Leroy  Romanee St. Vivant

1997     Domaine Leroy  Corton Renardes

2002     Domaine Leroy  Clos de Vougeot

2003     Domaine Leroy  Chambertin

 

Dessert

1988     Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes

 

The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $7500.00 + tax, for reservations call 954=523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.   Please let us know when you make your reservations if you have any dietary restrictions and chefs Toni and Dani will be happy to accommodate you. 

 

 

 

One of the Greatest Producers in the World

 

 

 

 

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:

 

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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.

 

 

 

Average prices of the wines in this tasting

 

1989 Domaine Leroy Pommard Les Vignots

Avg Price (ex-tax)           $ 2,629 / 750ml

 

1996 Domaine Leroy Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Lavieres

Avg Price (ex-tax)           $ 4,940 / 750ml

 

1996 Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanee Les Genaivrieres

Avg Price (ex-tax)           $ 2,904 / 750m

 

2005 Domaine Leroy Pommard Les Vignots

Avg Price (ex-tax)           $ 5,441 / 750ml

 

1997 Domaine Leroy Les Boudots Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru

Avg Price (ex-tax)           $ 4,096 / 750ml



1998 Domaine Leroy Les Beaux Monts Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru

Avg Price (ex-tax)           $ 3,273 / 750ml

 

2003 Domaine Leroy Les Boudots Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru

Avg Price (ex-tax)           $ 5,111 / 750ml

 

Domaine Leroy Les Narbantons Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru

Avg Price (ex-tax)           $ 4,822 / 750ml

 

1996 Domaine Leroy Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru

Avg Price (ex-tax)           $ 8,693 / 750ml

 

1997 Domaine Leroy Corton-Renardes Grand Cru

Avg Price (ex-tax)           $ 2,856 / 750ml

 

2002 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

Avg Price (ex-tax)           $ 7,058 / 750ml

 

2003 Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru

Most Recent Global Avg Price (ex-tax)    $ 18,610 / 750ml

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