Domaine Leroy   Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

1990 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

1990 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The celestial 1990 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy is a standout testament to the unparalleled savoir-faire that encapsulates Burgundy's spirit. This luminary bottle conveys the essence of what can only be delineated as a miraculous conjunction of climate and craft.


A Vintage of Rare Pedigree

The 1990 vintage in Burgundy was immortalised by its early spring, benevolent weather conditions, and a harvest that proved both sumptuous and generously timed—culminating in wines that exude both muscle and intellect. The result in your glass is a symphony of complex, harmonious notes, upheld by the indefatigable structure and seductive age that only a virtuoso like Domaine Leroy could choreograph.

Amidst this pantheon of Gaia's gifts, the 1990 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru stands as a monolith. The nose – a cornucopia of cassis, truffle and a whisper of tobacco – sets forth a narrative of refinement that only burgeoned over time. On the palate, the revelation continues: black cherry interplays with subtle earthy undertones, an umami-rich brocade beneath layers of sensuously evolved tannins. Consumer appreciation for such a specimen is suitably high, maintaining its secure standing in investment portfolios.


Leroy's Magic: Decades in the Making

Domaine Leroy has long been venerated for its meticulous vinicultural practices, resulting in wines that are not merely consumed but celebrated. Their methodical approach to viticulture has allowed nuances to develop within this venerable libation that become all the more pronounced with each ensuing year.

An appreciation for such finesse amongst investors has ensured that the 1990 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru remains a paragon on the market. As this illustrious creation gracefully ambles through its third decade, it persistently beckons sophisticated palates and discerning collectors alike. Its longevity and complexity ensure it occupies an esteemed berth among Burgundy's titans.

In sum, this offering from Domaine Leroy stands emblematic not just of an extraordinary epoch in winemaking but also as an exemplar of investment-worthy prowess. It poetically articulates the storied terroir of Burgundy—a narrative spun through vinous threads into a tapestry one is loath to unweave. In essence, few vintages can boast such a perfect storm of conditions as the storied 1990 - this Clos de la Roche Grand Cru is undeniably one of those rare treasures.

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The stellar 1990 Clos de la Roche has a medium-to-dark ruby color and dense dark berry aromas. It possesses a youthful, almost impenetrable core of thick, lush blackberries, juniper berries, plums, cloves, and blueberries that coat the palate. This medium-to-full-bodied wine has exquisite equilibrium and focus, as well as a seemingly unending luxurious finish. Projected maturity: now-2010.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 27 October 2000

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