Domaine Leroy   Gevrey les Combottes

1990 Gevrey les Combottes

By Domaine Leroy

1990 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of Burgundian viticulture, Domaine Leroy stands out as a paragon of excellence, and the 1990 Gevrey les Combottes from this esteemed house is no exception. The 1990 vintage in Burgundy was truly remarkable, combining optimal climatic conditions that forged wines of depth, complexity and longevity. Upon revisiting this vintage, it has become evidently clear that this wine not merely sustained but thrived over the decades.


Glorious Vintage, Exceptional Terroir

The exceptional terroir of Gevrey-Chambertin's 'Les Combottes' - a prized Premier Cru climat - is majestically expressed in the 1990 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy. This vintage encapsulated a miraculous harmony between nature and nurture, with a benevolent growing season that allowed for an unhurried maturation of Pinot Noir grapes.

The 1990 Gevrey les Combottes reveals a bouquet steeped in subtleties - a testimony to Lalou Bize-Leroy's revered biodynamic approach. Scents of macerated cherries layer with autumnal forest floor and nuanced hints of game and anise. On the palate, the remnants of tannic structure are gracefully integrated into the wine's silken texture, speaking to both the winemaking prowess of Domaine Leroy and the impeccable calibre of this particular annus mirabilis.


Investment Worthy Elixir

The intersection where exquisite craftsmanship meets vintage character has always intrigued fine wine investors. The 1990 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy represents an extraordinary addition to any discerning portfolio. With each passing year, bottles of such prominent vintages increase their incunable value. Henceforth, investing in this consummate expression of Burgundian Pinot Noir could be seen as both an oenophile's delight and a prudent financial undertaking.

As time marches on, the legacy of the 1990 vintage continues to be decisively evidenced in the glass. For those seeking to experience the zenith of what Burgundy can offer or looking to elevate their investment collection, the 1990 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy will not only recount the tale of an extraordinary vintage but will also gracefully mature along with one's discerning palate and investment inclinations.

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The Gevrey-Chambertin-Les Combottes is much more decadent and showy than the Chambolle-Musigny-Les Fremieres. The sweet nose of coffee, caramel, black-cherries, and earth is a turn-on. In the mouth, this full-bodied, voluptuously textured, superbly concentrated wine with no hard edges exhibits lavish quantities of jammy fruit buttressed nicely by new oak, decent acidity, and moderate tannins. Although precocious, it needs another 4-5 years to develop even further, and should last for 20-25 years. Importer: Martine's Wines, San Rafael, CA.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 October 1992

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