Domaine Leroy   Clos de Vougeot

1999 Clos de Vougeot

By Domaine Leroy

1999 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The millennium's dawn saw the creation of a breathtaking vintage in Burgundy – the 1999 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy, a symphony of climatic harmony and vinicultural prowess that matured exquisitely over time. This vintage is one such jewel in Domaine Leroy's crown, embodying the very essence of its esteemed terroir within the Clos de Vougeot appellation.


A Vintage Defined by Nature's Alchemy

The year 1999 was marked by advantageous weather conditions, with a spring that incited early flowering and a summer balanced by warm days and cool nights. It is this natural alchemy that has lent the 1999 Clos de Vougeot both power and finesse. A standout harvest has encapsulated the essence of what fine wine connoisseurs seek - structure, depth and longevity. The finest vintages, such as this, transcend mere drink; they are narrative time capsules preserving history's taste.


Elegant Complexity: A True Collector’s Choice

On pouring, one initially notes a regal garnet hue. The bouquet astounds with layered complexity: dark cherries and ripe strawberries concatenate with autumnal earthiness and an undertone of refined spice. On decanting and with patience, tertiary notes ascend, offering echoes of leather and truffle – signatures of wondrous age. The palate combines concentrated fruit with a celestial balance between tannin and acidity, providing an enduring finish reflective of the grandeur that is Burgundy.

Your wine investment portfolio would be royally bequeathed with a case or two of this vinous aristocrat. Indeed, the millennium 1999 vintage is well-placed in such shrewd considerations. For the wise investor or collector, 1999 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy stands out not merely as a component but as a centrepiece - its excellence an ode to the vintage's singular gifts.

In pondering upon the future potential for appreciation, one cannot overlook the exceptional quality and remarkable consistency delivered by Domaine Leroy over these past four decades. The stature of 1999 within this legacy only emphasises its investable character amidst the pantheon of Burgundian masterpieces.

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The dark-colored 1999 Clos Vougeot reveals provocative pain grille and vanilla bean aromas. This medium to full-bodied wine is densely packed with cherries, spices, licorice, and candied blueberries. It is velvety-textured, intense, and possesses an amazingly long, supple finish. This harmonious and extremely well-balanced wine should be at its peak of maturity between 2005 and 2018. Importer: Martine's Wines, San Raphael, CA; tel. (415) 485-1800.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2001

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