Domaine Leflaive   Bienvenues Batard Montrachet

2003 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet

By Domaine Leflaive

2002 Vosne les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The revered year of 2002 presented a remarkable opportunity for the Pinot Noir of Burgundy, and none so captivating as the 2002 Vosne les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy. This particular vintage has stood the test of time with an elegance that pays homage to the exquisite management of vine and climate at this venerable estate.


Investing in a Year That Defined Excellence

An investment in the 2002 Vosne les Genaivrieres posits not merely a stake in fine wine but also places trust in a vintage that is widely regarded as one of the most harmonious of its era. The balance and precise acid structure from this year's harvest have yielded a wine that matured into an intricate tapestry of depths which experts and novices alike can appreciate.


A Chronicle of Terroir and Time

With twenty years to evolve, the 2002 offering from Domaine Leroy divulges layers of complexity that are signature to the producer’s dedication to low-yield, high-quality winemaking practices. The rich terroir of Vosne-Romanée is archetypically expressed through this vintage, offering an olfactory bouquet resplendent with dark cherry, truffle, and a hint of violet. Palate-wise, investors can delight in the nuanced interplay between the supple tannins and delicate hints of spice and earth that linger effortlessly, evocative of Domaine Leroy’s mastery with each sip.

The 2002 vintage carved its identity on an underpinning of adept handling during a season met with favourable climatic conditions. This confluence resulted in wines that are rich yet graceful, showcasing a brightness of fruit coupled with an impeccable structure destined to enrapture even the most discerning palates.

In conclusion, the 2002 Vosne les Genaivrieres stands as a testament to optimal growing conditions met with unparalleled skill. A truly investable vintage from Domaine Leroy, it sits at a nexus where anticipation meets satisfaction, an undoubted gem within any wine investment portfolio.

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Buttered toast and sweet white fruits can be found in the aromatics of the 2003 Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet (white). Armed with outstanding depth of fruit, this dense, lush, layered wine releases waves of candied minerals and pulp-laden pears on the palate. Medium-bodied and velvety-textured, it also possesses an impressively long finish. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. Importer: Wilson-Daniels, St. Helena, CA; tel. (707) 963-9661

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 28 April 2005

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