Domaine Leflaive   Bienvenues Batard Montrachet

2014 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet

By Domaine Leflaive

2013 Vosne Les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

In the arena of magnanimous wines, the 2013 Vosne Les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy asserts its distinction with dexterity. Burgundy lovers recognise 2013 as a year that threw more curves at vintners than a pitcher in a baseball game. Yet, what emerged from Domaine Leroy's hallowed terroir was nothing short of mastery.


Artistry in Adversity: The 2013 Vintage

The growing season of 2013 fostered a symphony orchestrated under duress, with hailstorms and fluctuating temperatures testing the mettle of Burgundy’s finest. The uneven ripening required a winemaker's vigilant eye and precise action. Lalou Bize-Leroy, matchless in her craft, has allowed the 2013 Vosne Les Genaivrieres to rise transcendently above these challenges.

Demonstrating finesse unique to this vintage, the wine bears an aroma that captivates one with dark cherries and an undercurrent of refined earthiness. A sip reveals intertwined layers of fruit and spice; every nuance is a testament to the resilient nature of this challenging vintage. The palate is graced by tight-knit tannins and an acidity that ensures longevity—an illustrious example beckoning wine investors with its promise of evolution over time.


A Noble Investment: Rarity Meets Excellence

Among connoisseurs and investors alike, the allure of Domaine Leroy’s offerings is well documented. The beguiling nature of the 2013 Vosne Les Genaivrieres lies not only in its quality but also its scarcity. The harmonious marriage between a truly distinct vintage expression and revered winemaking elevates it to a strategic position within a fine wine portfolio.

Reflecting upon the 2013 Vosne Les Genaivrieres is to appreciate a narrative of triumph over tribulation. Each bottle embodies the meticulousness necessary to coax such poise from chaos, symbolizing an investment with both tangible and intangible returns. Upon imbibing, one experiences not just the sublime tapestry of taste it presents today, but also senses the passage of time and care that will unfurl in years to come.

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The 2014 Bienvenue Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru has a come-hither bouquet that is very immediate: passion fruit, apricot blossom, cold stone and even a faint touch of strawberry winegums. The palate is well balanced with a keen line of acidity, good weight in the mouth with a touch of citrus lemon and lime, but perhaps just needing more complexity and terroir expression to come through on the finish. This is one of the best 2014 Bienvenues that I have come across -- an absolute delight.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2015

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