Domaine Leroy   Corton Renardes

2002 Corton Renardes

By Domaine Leroy

2002 Corton Renardes from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 2002 vintage in Burgundy is often acclaimed for its balanced display of acidity and ripeness, a testament to the region’s propensity for producing elegant and long-lived wines. In the midst of this celebrated vintage, the 2002 Corton Renardes from Domaine Leroy emerges as a standout, even amongst its prestigious counterparts.

 

Distinct Vintage, Exceptional Offering

Domaine Leroy's meticulous care in viticulture is poignantly reflected in this exceptional vintage. The 2002 Corton Renardes encapsulates the year's unique harmony of climatic conditions—the soft embrace of warm days complemented by refreshing nights—resulting in sublime fruit concentration without forgoing the quintessential freshness that Burgundy aficionados cherish.

 

A Rare Treasure for Discerning Collectors

For fine wine investors seeking noteworthy additions to their portfolios, the rarity and reputation of the 2002 vintage from Domaine Leroy present an irresistible sovereignty. Its cultivation under biodynamic principles contributes to a depth and purity of expression that is immediately apparent upon the first sip, ensuring its continued appreciation both sensorially and financially.

The palate is greeted with a duality of power and finesse; a symphony where dark cherry and ripe plum notes interplay with earthy undertones and a touch of spice. As one lingers over the glass, it reveals the skill with which Domaine Leroy has captured the essence of Corton's terroir, while echoing the distinctive merits of this formidable harvest year.

In summary, the 2002 Corton Renardes is not merely a beverage—it's a bridge connecting us to a moment in Burgundian history. Its layered complexity is an embodiment of what savvy investors covet and conscientious collectors revere. A wine such as this painstakingly narrates the story of its birth year with each decanted breath—and what a resplendent tale it tells.

Current market price

$85,680.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

3432

Scores and tasting notes

95

Flowers, candied blackberries, and stones can be found in the nose of the ruby-colored 2002 Corton-Renardes. This ample, broad, medium-bodied wine is sweet, plush, and fruit-forward. Black fruits and spices are found throughout its personality as well as in its long, ripe, pure finish. Drink it between 2007 and 2015. Note: This estate’s 2002s are not yet released. The above estimate is based on the prices of the 2001s, taking into account that the dollar has significantly dropped. Importers include: Martine’s Wines, Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400; and Lauber Imports, Somerville, NJ; tel. (908) 725-2100

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2004

Vintage performance