Domaine Leroy   Clos de Vougeot

2009 Clos de Vougeot

By Domaine Leroy

2009 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy

Imbued with exceptional grandeur and expressiveness, the 2009 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy commands a towering presence in the Burgundian tapestry. This particular vintage is graced with extraordinary conditions that propelled the wine to stratospheric levels of complexity and finesse, echoing the illustrious terroir of Vougeot.


A Testament to Climatic Providence

The year 2009 was heralded as a vintner's dream in Burgundy, blessing the Clos de Vougeot vineyard with an optimal blend of sunshine and serendipitous rainfall. This climatic munificence is etched into every bottle, rising forth from the glass with an eloquence that speaks volumes of its birthyear. The prowess of Domaine Leroy's winemaking philosophy — marrying meticulous organic practices with an unflagging quest for perfection — can captivate even the most discerning connoisseur.


Investment Worthy: A Liquid Jewel

As wine investors look for jewels in the realm of fine wines, the 2009 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy emerges as a paragon investment candidate. Its layered complexity brings forth visceral notes of ripe berry fruit and profound earthy undertones — a narrative of a season captured in vinous form. Tannins, once assertive, have mellowed to exhibit an unparalleled silkiness that only time can endow, bolstering the longevity narrative.

The 2009 vintage transcends mere tasting monuments; it is inherently sensual, drawing one through a labyrinthine discovery of subtle spice nuance and aromatic elegance that bears testimony to Domaine Leroy's masterful approach to winemaking.

In conclusion, the 2009 Clos de Vougeot from Domaine Leroy illustrates a vintage distinguished by its climatic harmony and unwavering dedication to sustainability in viticulture. To imbibe this wine is to invest not only in a product but in an artefact of oenological splendour that reflects both a storied past and a promising future.

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The 2009 Clos Vougeout, on the other hand, impresses with its dazzling purity and elegance. This is possibly the most refined Clos Vougeot I have ever tasted. Sweet red berries, flowers and mint are some of the nuances that radiant from this exceptional wine. The tannins are firm yet beautifully integrated. Focus and length define the impeccable finish. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039. This was my first opportunity to taste the 2009s from Domaine Leroy in bottle. Lalou Bize-Leroy was among the first, if not the first, to bottle her 2009s, so she naturally wanted to give the wines some time to recover before showing them. The wines are stunning. Readers who have an opportunity to taste them should not hesitate. As always, the style is one of textural richness and depth, but the2009s appear to have excellent underlying material as well. The attention to every detail at the Domaine is quite evident in these thrilling wines. My visit ended with a sample of the 2010 Chambertin from barrel. Why not go straight to the top? If that wine is representative of the year, Leroy fans will have another superb vintage to look forward to, although yields will be lower than the already minuscule production. Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-040

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 29 September 2011

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