Domaine Leroy   Chambolle Les Fremieres

2005 Chambolle Les Fremieres

By Domaine Leroy

2005 Chambolle Les Fremieres from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The prestigious Domaine Leroy, a beacon of superior Burgundy craftsmanship, offers the 2005 Chambolle Les Fremieres—a vintage that quite remarkably exemplifies the year's unique narrative. For connoisseurs and investors alike, this expression of grandeur and complexity captures a moment in oenological time that is worth exploring with great enthusiasm.


Burgundy's 2005 Vintage: A Study in Excellence

The 2005 vintage in Burgundy is cited by many to be amongst one of the extraordinary years within the first decade of this millennium. The climatic conditions throughout the growing season presented an almost ideal equilibrium, laying down the foundation for wines displaying both profound depth and exceptional balance. The Chambolle Les Fremieres from Domaine Leroy encapsulates these virtues, turning each sip into a mosaic of sensorial delight.


An Investment of Elegance

As solid investments go, it is no hyperbole to say that the 2005 Chambolle Les Fremieres places itself confidently among timeless acquisitions. The zenith of such a wine lies not just in its exquisite structure or its intoxicating bouquet, but also in its ageing potential, promising returns both on a financial spectrum and as an experience to cherish.

The nuance of this vintage manifests through its intricate layers of ripe red berries and hints of earthy truffles—an affinity tied closely to the mesmeric terroir of Chambertin. The elegance and poise which are hallmarks of Domaine Leroy's winemaking finesse accentuate the 2005 vintage’s character upon maturation and positions it as a compelling testimonial to the artistry of fine wine production.

The conclusion is foregone: enter into the realm of fine wine investment with confidence when one considers the enduring legacy and potential appreciation of the 2005 Chambolle Les Fremieres from Domaine Leroy. It is this writer's genuine belief that true satisfaction shall be found not only in its refined flavours but also in its capacity to flourish within a connoisseur's collection.

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The 2005 Chambolle Les Fremieres exhibits a unique aroma of sweet pea, thyme, mocha-coffee, black currant, and smoked meat. Rich and creamy in the mouth, it nevertheless registers a brightness of fruit and invigorating cast as it spreads its charm to all corners of the palate. Porcine, smoky meatiness is never far from the surface, though, nor is a wet stone, chalky mineral cast that segues into the wine’s fine underlying tannins. A finish of sweet black currant fruit accompanied by bitter-sweet herbal notes offers exemplary transparency to floral nuances and underlying minerals. As with the Genaivrieres, there is plenty of delicious mystery here over which to scratch one’s head. Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400

David Schildknecht - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2007

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