Domaine Leroy   Corton Renardes

2003 Corton Renardes

By Domaine Leroy

2003 Corton Renardes from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the annals of Burgundy's storied vinous landscape, the 2003 vintage stands as a testament to the alchemy of nature and the resilience of terroir. In particular, the 2003 Corton Renardes from the illustrious Domaine Leroy emerges as a beacon of triumph over the challenges posed by an extraordinary summer.

 

A Vintage Singed by Sun, Salvaged by Soil

The year 2003 was marked by a scorching European summer which pushed the vines to their limits. While some regions faltered under this sweltering siege, the best parcels on Corton's hill defied expectation. Herein lies the crux of the 2003's singularity - where torrid skies threatened havoc, the old vines entrenched in Corton Renardes' fabled limestone-clay soils bore fruits of unforeseen concentration and depth.

 

A Connoisseur's Chronicle: Tasting the 2003

Uncorking the 2003 Corton Renardes from Domaine Leroy, one is greeted with an olfactory tapestry woven with evolved aromas of cherry compote, dried rose petals, and an undertone of earthy truffles – a perfect dance between potency and poise. On the palate, it's akin to a velvet revolution; robust yet refined tannins encapsulate layers of dark berries and an exotic spice medley. This is a wine espousing maturity with grace, its opulent body moderated by a lively acidity that bespeaks its Corton heritage.

 

An Investment Bejewelled with Patina

The investment potential inherent within a bottle of the 2003 Corton Renardes lies not just in its prestigious provenance but also in its evolutionary journey thus far. Each sip conjures reminders of rarity and pedigree that has attracted collectors and connoisseurs alike to this intriguing vintage. The characterful persistence of this wine posits it as a distinctive addition for those looking to diversify their fine wine portfolio.

In summary, the 2003 Corton Renardes from Domaine Leroy, presents itself not merely as bottled wine but as an encapsulated narrative – a chapter of climatic defiance turned into vinous victory. It is a tribute to the alchemist's blend of time-honoured viticulture and fortune's fickle whims, emerging as one of Burgundy's most engaging tales for those with an appreciative palate and an eye for vinous investments.

Market price (CAD)

$86,910.00

12x75cl

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