Domaine Leroy   Corton Renardes

1996 Corton Renardes

By Domaine Leroy

1996 Corton Renardes, Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the distinguished realm of Burgundian viticulture, Domaine Leroy's creations are highly esteemed by collectors. The 1996 Corton Renardes epitomizes the essence of this exceptional vintage, renowned for Burgundies celebrated for their finesse and longevity.


Distinctive Pedigree: An Investment in Terroir

The 1996 Corton Renardes from Domaine Leroy is an exceptional representation of its vintage. This period in Burgundy featured an initially warm summer followed by a cooler August, extending the ripening period and resulting in grapes of remarkable balance. Lalou Bize-Leroy's expertise ensured each vine in the Corton’s Renardes vineyard produced a nectar that poignantly reflects this harmonious climatic interplay.


A Vintage With Character

The pivotal cooler August of 1996 endowed the Corton Renardes with a laudable structure; a framework accentuated by notes of raspberry, black cherry, and quintessential Burgundian earthiness. The astutely balanced acidity is fundamental to this legendary vintage, yielding a wine with extraordinary potential for aging.

Beyond its sensory appeal, each bottle of Corton Renardes offers a compelling narrative of investment. With time, vintages like 1996 gain prominence among discerning investors due to their rarity and remarkable potential for evolution.


Connoisseur's Summary: Elegance and Excellence Entwined

The 1996 Corton Renardes from Domaine Leroy showcases all the qualities sought in a premier cru: splendid balance, strong terroir expression, and an aging potential that promises to evolve into something even more majestic. Astute investors would consider it a tangible asset, rich not only in luxury but in the history of an extraordinary vintage.

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The dark-colored 1996 Corton-Renardes displays fresh blackberry aromas. This satin-textured wine is lively, densely packed with red/black fruits, stones, as well as herbs, and has a firm, tannic finish. Still youthfully backward, it will require a half-dozen years or more of cellaring. Drink it between 2007-2012.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 27 October 2000

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