Domaine Leroy   Chambertin Grand Cru

2013 Chambertin Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

2013 Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

A distinguished spectacle in the world of fine wine, the 2013 Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy holds a venerable position. This vintage speaks volumes of Burgundy's tenacious capacity to produce masterpieces even in challenging years. The highly celebrated terroir of Chambertin renders its striking signature upon this vintage, crafted meticulously under the stewardship of Lalou Bize-Leroy.

 

Refined Complexity Amidst Climatic Adversity

The year 2013 threw an array of weather challenges at Burgundy’s vineyards, yet the astute vine management and exacting standards at Domaine Leroy culminated in a wine that transcends its climatic conditions. This Chambertin grand cru captures the essence of its turbulent vintage with poise and dignity; its resilience in the glass could serve as an inspiration for Burgundian vintners grappling with tempestuous seasons.

The palate is greeted with a layering of tart cherries and ripe strawberries, bound by a refined tannic structure which has mellowed exquisitely over time. Underpinning this fruit core are subtle notes of earth and an enchanting whisper of spice that pays homage to the mineral-rich soils it arose from. With each sip, secondary flavours unfold, akin to the unwrapping of a precious silk scarf - revealing nuanced undertones of forest floor and seasoned truffle acquired during its maturation in barrel and bottle.

 

An Appreciation for Discerning Collectors and Investors

For those invested in the future value of fine wines, a gem such as the 2013 Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy presents an attractive proposition. Its rarity is unquestionable—Domaine Leroy's limited production is eagerly anticipated each year by collectors worldwide eager to secure holdings that proclaim both prestige and promise.

This grand cru’s tenacious spirit has already confirmed its place amongst one of the more intriguing and conversational vintages, consolidating itself as an investment piece with potential for compelling appreciation. It stands as a testament to the fortitude of Burgundian winemaking skill: turning adversity into triumph.

In summary, the 2013 Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy is a symphony of tenacity, complexity, and sheer vinous beauty. This extraordinary creation will continue to evolve majestically for years to come, seducing connoisseurs with its historical narrative and encapsulating taste - an exquisite addition to any wine investment portfolio.

Current market price

$187,590.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

8051.43

Scores and tasting notes

93-95

After the outstanding Latricieres-Chambertin ’13, the 2013 Chambertin appeared sultrier and introspective, difficult to read at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, perhaps more backbone than the Latricieres but at the same time, its seriousness is quite arresting after the flamboyance of its “sister” Grand Cru. It is a Chambertin that does not quite want to get to know you at this absurdly premature juncture and it will require 8-10 years in bottle.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2014

Vintage performance