Domaine Leroy   Clos de Vougeot

1995 Clos de Vougeot

By Domaine Leroy

1995 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The year 1995 remains a landmark vintage for Burgundian connoisseurs, offering wines that perfectly encapsulate the region's renowned terroir, with the 1995 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy standing at the forefront of these collectable treasures. This particular year was characterized by an optimal growing season in Vougeot, which saw a masterful balance of warm days and cool nights resulting in grapes with flawless ripening and complex flavour concentration.


The Hallmarks of the 1995 Vintage

Domaine Leroy's vinicultural prowess has often been immortalised in their bottlings, but the 1995 Clos de Vougeot particularly benefits from this harmonious vintage. The careful blend of nurturing and nature has culminated in a wine boasting structured tannins and an impressive longevity in the bottle. Investors often seek out this vintage for its consistency and promise of evolving complexity over time.


A Connoisseur’s Delight

The tasting experience commences with an attractive bouquet brimming with notes of ripe cherries and blackcurrants; a prelude to the symphony of flavours on offer. On the palate, one can discern earthy undertones of truffle and a whiff of leather, which dance elegantly amidst a robust composition of fruit and subtle oak influences. The well-rounded finish carries the signature of excellent aging potential, a virtue that savvy investors prize highly.

It is the embodiment of exceptional craftsmanship from Domaine Leroy, with majestic layers unravelling in each sip. The finesse exhibited by the 1995 Clos de Vougeot is truly revelatory—its grandeur lies not solely in its present allure but equally in its future promise. The 1995 vintage provides a profound drinking adventure today yet holds an intriguing proposition for those wishing to lay it down for further maturity. A stellar choice for any fine wine portfolio, this bottle offers both an exquisite tasting journey and a solid investment opportunity.

In summary, the 1995 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy presents a profound representation of Burgundian mastery. Ideal climatic conditions alongside expert winemaking have gifted us a vintage that is as investable as it is pleasurable to uncork. As it continues to unfurl its complexity over time, it stands as one of the notable benchmarks for quality within both enthusiasts' collections and investment circles alike.

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The herbal and roasted blackberry-scented 1995 Clos de Vougeot is medium-to-dark ruby-colored and reveals traces of amber. It possesses a tightly wound, super-concentrated core of blackberry, cassis, and brambleberry fruit. This firm, medium-to-full-bodied, backward wine is packed with loads of fruit and tannin. Projected maturity: 2006-2012+

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 27 October 2000

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