Domaine Leroy   Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

2014 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

2014 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The majestic 2014 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy demonstrates the exquisite harmony that can be achieved when fabled terroir meets a superbly nuanced growing season. As one delves into the depths of this particular vintage, it becomes abundantly clear how much the climatic idiosyncrasies of 2014 have sculpted its character.


Meticulous Craft Meets Mother Nature's Moods

Following the unpredictability of Burgundy's climate, the 2014 vintage was shaped under the watchful eye of vignerons contending with bouts of hail alongside cooler weather patterns, ultimately leading to a harvest that dictated precision and care. This exposure to adversity has cultivated a wine with splendid structure, marked by a profound ability to age gracefully—a tenet crucially significant for astute wine investors.


A Vintage That Speaks Volumes

The 2014 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru articulates its narrative through layers of complex flavour profiles. One uncovers vibrant red fruits unfurling amid a bouquet resplendent with fresh violets, deftly accented with subtle hints of earth and spice. On the palate, one can appreciate the wine's commendable balance; tannins that speak of potential yet respect their boundaries, allowing an enthusiast to revel in a finish that is both lasting and expressive.

For Domaine Leroy, meticulous stewardship aligned with the peculiarities of this season has bestowed upon this bottle a distinctiveness one would be remiss not to highlight. The wine showcases Domaine Leroy's expertise, translating the nuances of this ephemeral art into a tangible treasure for discerning collectors and investors alike.


In Vintages We Trust

Thus, when one reflects on the 2014 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, it is not merely the tasting notes that enchant but also the promise it holds within cellared repose. Within this bottle lies an opportunity not only to indulge in an extraordinary sensory voyage but also to capture a slice of vinicultural brilliance primed for long-term appreciation—qualities that resonate harmoniously with those dedicated to the cultivation of refined portfolios.

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The 2014 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru was showing a little more reduction than the other Grand Crus this year, the shopfront closed. The palate is more expressive with supple tannin, a touch of white pepper on the entry, very cohesive but linear for a Clos de la Roche that keeps a tight control on the finish. But the aftertaste is extraordinarily long, leaving the mouth tingling a minute after the wine has departed. One comes away with the impression that this is keeping something up its sleeve after bottling.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2015

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