Domaine Leroy   Chambolle Les Fremieres

2008 Chambolle Les Fremieres

By Domaine Leroy

2008 Chambolle Les Fremieres from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 2008 vintage presented an illustrious opportunity for fine wine connoisseurs to invest in a distinguished offering from Burgundy. Domaine Leroy, a venerated name in winemaking, has managed once more to manifest an exquisite representation of terroir with their 2008 Chambolle Les Fremieres.


Refined Elegance and Structure: An Investor's Muse

The 2008 vintage in Burgundy was one that demanded a winemaker's astuteness—the growing season was fraught with challenges that required deft vineyard management. Domaine Leroy rose to the occasion with their meticulous, biodynamic approach, sculpting a vintage that flourished from adversity. The result is a Chambolle Les Fremieres that exudes a sophisticated equilibrium, seldom achieved in such capricious conditions.


Harmony from Hurdles: The 2008 Vintage Essence

Experiencing the 2008 Chambolle Les Fremieres is to comprehend the expertise of Domaine Leroy. An intricate melange of dark cherries and ripe red fruits hits the nose, followed by a sublime undercurrent of minerality—a trademark of the Chambolle subregion. This wine embodies the essence of its vintage: unity and exceptionality born through hardship.

Against the backdrop of an erratic climate, this wine achieves a layered complexity. On the palate, you find an interplay of lively acidity and supple tannins which results in an enticingly long finish. While approachable now after careful cellaring, this remarkable collectible promises further evolution; it contains nuanced whispers of potential that affirm its status as a judicious investment.

In sum, the 2008 Chambolle Les Fremieres from Domaine Leroy represents an exemplary choice for those looking to diversify their portfolio with an investment-grade Burgundian treasure. Its singularity and grace encapsulate an eventful vintage year which culminated in wines of pronounced elegance and illustrious aging capability.

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Leroy’s 2008 Chambolle-Musigny Les Fremiers displays white wine-like levity, transparency, and vivacity allied to stunning depth of tender, perfectly ripe red fruits; deeply-rich nut oils; saliva-inducing, marine minerality; and scintillating, musky inner-mouth perfume of nameless flowers. Notes of fruit pit and chalk add to the complexity of an enthralling finish. This should be one to treasure for 15-20 years, I suspect, but anyone wealthy and lucky enough to acquire some bottles ought not to neglect it in its seductive youth. Lalou Bize-Leroy reports average 2008 Pinot Noir yields of 13 hectoliters per hectare, almost absurdly tiny even by her singular standards. Malos were a bit later than usual but were finished by summer, and the wines bottled – as usual – in December. Yet – also as usual – if their development was thereby in any way stunted, you certainly won’t detect it in the bottle today! The best of these display a sense of transparency; levity; and – even when rich and head-spinningly complex – a sheer sense of refreshment and invigoration that I have seldom encountered in other great wines from these sister estates. (Please note that my account of the complete 2007 red collection at Leroy was published in issue #189.) Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-040

David Schildknecht - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2010

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