Domaine Leroy   Clos de Vougeot

2005 Clos de Vougeot

By Domaine Leroy

2005 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 2005 vintage in Burgundy stands tall amidst the pantheon of great years, a synthesis of impeccable balance and concentration. Within this revered cohort, the 2005 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy emerges as a paragon of viticultural artistry—a profound expression from one of Burgundy's most hallowed terroirs.


Harmonious Complexity: The Quintessence of 2005

In the hands of the illustrious Lalou Bize-Leroy, this particular parcel within the Clos de Vougeot vineyard has yielded a wine that is both assertive and ethereal. The year's idyllic conditions endowed the Pinot Noir with exceptional ripeness, while preserving its vital core of acidity. The resultant elixir is one of meticulously woven tannins enveloped in a velvety tapestry of dark berries, cherries and a whisper of well-integrated oak—a testament to the mastery over barrel maturation at Domaine Leroy.


An Investment-Worthy Vinous Treasure

The astute investor will immediately recognise the potential prowess and cellar-worthiness inherent to this vintage. Tenacious yet elegant, the 2005 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy exhibits a complexity that unfolds across multiple dimensions on the palate. Hints of earthiness and mineral undertones suggest an affinity with the unique limestone-clay soils encapsulated within this lauded plot, ushering in a long and graceful evolution in bottle.

With time, this wine will reach majestic heights of aromatic splendour, making it a compelling addition to any serious collection. For those seeking to diversify their portfolio with a wine that promises remarkable returns both in value and sensory experience, the allure of the 2005 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy is undeniable.

In essence, this is an investment-caliber vintage that gracefully intertwines the splendour of Burgundy's terroir with Domaine Leroy's impeccable craftsmanship—a true gem for the discerning collector.

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Three micro-climatically diverse parcels – one of them rather recently replanted with a Leroy selection massale – inform the Leroy 2005 Clos Vougeot. Smoky, meaty aromas and a chalky density, smoky, salty meatiness along with black-fruited intensity on the palate are certainly in character for this appellation. This has girth and grip, a monumental structure and layering of meat, fruit, and mineral that lead one to anticipate formidable but glacial aging. There is not a lot of charm, no flattering high-toned perfume ... no, there is “just” a seamless meld of materials with massive yet superbly well-integrated tannic structure. Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400

David Schildknecht - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2007

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