Domaine Leroy   Chambolle Les Fremieres

1997 Chambolle Les Fremieres

By Domaine Leroy

1997 Chambolle Les Fremieres from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The remarkable 1997 vintage of Chambolle Les Fremieres from Domaine Leroy offers a magnificent testament to the artistry and precision that form the hallmark of this esteemed Burgundy producer. Presiding over a climatic year of anomalies, Domaine Leroy shepherded their vineyards through a season that saw an initial cool period followed by a sultry summer which brought about an early harvest, making it a standout year in the canon of Burgundy vintages.


Distinctive Pedigree: A Vintage Rich in Nuance

The 1997 Chambolle Les Fremieres reflects a meticulous cultivation of Pinot Noir, expressed in a symphony of ripe cherries and aged leather, with whispers of forest floor as a nod to its maturity. The warmth of the '97 season is evident in the wine’s evolved tannic structure and supple mouthfeel. On the palate, the rich fruit profile is ensconced within layers of delicate spices, whilst the Palate exhibits both power and poise; it was a year when nature granted enough sunshine to intensify the flavour nuances without overpowering the signature elegance of the Chambolle terroir.


An Exemplar for Fine Wine Investment

For enthusiasts and investors alike, this particular vintage stands as a paragon for fine wine collections. Given its provenance and finite availability, it is one of those unique wines that gracefully straddles the realms of luxury and exclusivity—a compelling prospect for both connoisseurship and capital growth.

In summary, the 1997 Chambolle Les Fremieres from Domaine Leroy captures a momentous blend of terroir expertise and serendipitous weather patterns. As steeward to your fine wine collection or investment portfolio, this expressive red Burgundy not only provides an immersive tasting experience but also signifies acumen in selecting vintages that have weathered time with grace and richness—attributes that continue to affirm its stature amidst connoisseurs and investors alike.

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The medium to dark ruby-colored 1997 Chambolle-Musigny Les Fremieres has a floral, mocha, and red/blue fruit-scented nose. Mouth-coating layers of cherries and asphalt are found in this medium-to-full-bodied, concentrated, and seductive wine. Well-structured and admirably persistent, it is already delicious, yet can be held for a decade or more. Importers: Martine's Wines, Inc., San Rafael, CA; tel (415) 485-1800, and Paterno Imports, Chicago, IL; tel (847) 604-8900.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 October 1999

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