Domaine Leroy   Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

1995 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

1995 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

As we unfold the narrative of Burgundy's envied crus, the 1995 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy stands as a testament to the remarkable potential within this storied terroir. Reflecting on Domaine Leroy's legendary stewardship of its vines, one cannot but approach each bottle with a sense of reverence for the craftsmanship it represents.


An Appealing Investment: The Singularity of '95

The season leading to the 1995 harvest painted Burgundy’s vineyards with a unique climatic brush, carving out a vintage that oscillated between challenge and charm. This profound balancing act lends the 1995 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru an alluring persona, which savvy investors may recognise as an opportunity to diversify their portfolio with a storied vintage of substantial standing.


A Vintage Cloaked in Vitality

Engaging with a mature bottle from this extraordinary year reveals a wine animated by a vitality that persists even at nearly three decades old. The nose displays an array of black cherries, earthy underbrush, and hints of seasoned wood—a gateway to the complexity achieved by this wine. Upon introduction to the palate, one encounters sophisticated layers; dark fruits intertwine with firm yet resolved tannins and an acidity that underscores the unfolding of flavours. A finish both persistent and gracefully evolved is indicative of fine cellarage and Domaine Leroy’s meticulous winemaking.

The commendable longevity and distinct character profile highlight why seasoned oenophiles are drawn to wines with an exclusive provenance like Domaine Leroy’s Clos de la Roche. Consistent climatic conditions helped the 1995 vintage secure its place as one of notable pedigree within sophisticated investment circles.


Connoisseur Contemplations

Considering the 1995 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, we encounter a vintage with a story to be savoured, eloquently expressed through each sip. Critics and collectors alike recognise this wine's intrinsic value as not just an accompaniment to refined dishes or celebratory moments but also as a compelling addition to any discerning investor’s collection. It stands as a nuanced chronicle of its Burgundian roots—a paragon of poise in the perennial epicurean and economic narrative where Domaine Leroy consistently excels.

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The blackcurrant, blackberry, balsam, and spice-scented 1995 Clos de la Roche has loads of cassis, blueberry, and black cherry fruit in its medium-to-full-bodied, super-concentrated character. At present it is painfully tannic and backward, yet its admirable fruit (so incredibly evident in its infancy) may well blossom in time to regain command of this offering. Projected maturity: 2007-2015.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 27 October 2000

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