Domaine Leroy   Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

2015 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

2015 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 2015 vintage in Burgundy was one that conjured up a vigneron's dream; a season marked by providential weather, yielding wines of magnificent concentration and poise. In particular, the 2015 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy stands out as a paragon of the region's offerings, encapsulating the essence of its storied terroir.

 

An Exemplar of Purity and Elegance

Lalou Bize-Leroy's Domaine Leroy is nothing short of a luminary in Burgundian viticulture, with a fastidious commitment to biodynamics that is mirrored in every bottle. The 2015 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru is testament to this philosophy, unfurling a tapestry of complexity and purity on the palate. Unveiling layers of ripe cherries, seasoned wood, and subtle spices, its texture is velveteen - a hallmark of Leroy's adept touch.

 

A Vintage Cast by Sunlight and Shadow

The unique microclimate of 2015 brought ample sunlight tempered by essential shadow, crafting a wine balanced between rich fruit and potent tannins. This interplay imbues the Clos de la Roche with a structure that whispers promises of longevity and promises rewarding evolution for the judicious collector.

Investors note: The convergence of favourable climatic conditions with Domaine Leroy's mastery stands the 2015 Clos de la Roche in good stead. It is a wine that not only captures the ephemeral beauty of its vintage but also projects confidence as an addition to any connoisseur's portfolio.

In sum, the 2015 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy radiates quintessential Burgundy finesse allied with robust investment potential. A specimen that speaks directly to both the hedonist and the strategist within fine wine aficionados – it is a wine that should be approached with anticipation and savoured with introspection.

Current market price

$206,890.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

7769.38

Scores and tasting notes

96

Like the Clos de Vougeot, the 2015 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy is built for the ages, opening in the glass with a bouquet of red-black berries, cherries, wood smoke, pencil shavings and incipient suggestions of soil. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and firm, with an ample and assertive chassis of chalky tannins, formidable power and concentration, with a long, grippy finish. This is cut from very different cloth than the Musigny that preceded it in our tasting, but it is taut rather than hard: the only missing ingredient is time.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 29 March 2018

Vintage performance