Domaine Leroy   Clos de Vougeot

2001 Clos de Vougeot

By Domaine Leroy

The 2001 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of Burgundy vintages, the 2001 season holds its ground with a signature composure that only a fine winemaker can craft into magic. Few do so as eloquently as Domaine Leroy. The 2001 Clos de Vougeot from this august house affirms the estate's proficient touch in sculpting a vintage that was challengingly wet during spring and cooler across the summer months. It is a triumph of skill over nature, a display of meticulous vineyard management and astute barrel maturation.


Finely Wrought Complexity: A Vintage Eclipsing Expectations

Picking commenced post rainfalls lending to the fruit, a precise window wherein its integrity was optimal. This 2001 Clos de Vougeot exudes sheer sophistication through every sip. Within its deep ruby clasp, a labyrinth of earthy minerality mingles with notes of ripe cherries and blackcurrants. The subtle underlying whisper of oak is seamlessly integrated, akin to fine lacework upon silk.


For Connoisseurs and Investors Alike

As connoissoirs dissect every nuance of terroir captured within each bottle, investors have long cast their attentions towards the financially rewarding appreciation potential of Burgundy. Notably, Domaine Leroy's offerings are points of significant interest. The solid composition of this vintage – with its restrained fruit profile balanced against firm tannins – suggests an impressive longevity, thereby recognising the 2001 Clos de Vougeot as a quintessential acquisition for those looking to enhance their portfolio with depth and poise.

The finesse of this particular vintage embraces the subtlety that true Burgundy enthusiasts chase; it's a dance of delicate power and understated intensity. As each year gently nudges the 2001 closer to its faultless maturity, it remains one to watch both for pleasure and investment.


In Summary: A True Collector's Piece

The debate on greatness in Burgundian wines perennially swirls like the wine in one's glass. The 2001 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy settles softly on the palate as it does in discourse—confidently and without pretence. Herein lies an opportunity for discerning collectors to secure not just a wine but a slice of history; a vintage that epitomises the harmonious blend of passion and precision inherent in Burgundian viniculture.

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The 2001 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru is a magical wine, soaring from the glass with scents of peonies, wild berries, orange rind, wilted rose petals and warm spices. Full-bodied, satiny and enveloping, this has an ample core of fruit, melting tannins and a bright spine of acidity; and it's that spine that distinguishes it from the similarly charming, perfumed but also softer, suppler 2000 vintage. Long and penetrating, this Clos de Vougeot is just entering early maturity.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 30 April 2021

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