Domaine Leroy   Gevrey les Combottes

2000 Gevrey les Combottes

By Domaine Leroy

2000 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The new millennium gifted us a vintage that will cement its place in any oenophile's memory. The 2000 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy stands as a testament to a year that favoured the brave vignerons of Burgundy. A season of contrasts, where an initially damp spring gave way to a summer of warmth and sunlight, bountifully ripening the storied fruit of Gevrey-Chambertin.


A Vintage with Vigour: A Narrative of Nature's Benevolence

Given the vicissitudes of Burgundy’s climate, the precision in viticulture and vinification at Domaine Leroy is nothing short of miraculous. The 2000 vintage carries this hallmark with aplomb, revealing depth and density coupled with a classicism that can only emerge from an estate that reveres both terroir and tradition.


Graceful Aging: A Wine Investment Delight

As one peers into the glass, the 2000 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy dazzles with its still-vibrant ruby hue, whispering tales of longevity—a salient trait for investors and connoisseurs. With Domaine Leroy's reputation for wines that age with dignity, this vintage has journeyed through time gracefully, promising to unfold its complexities well into the future.

The palate is greeted by a harmonious symphony of aromatics: dark cherries and earthy undertones merge seamlessly with whispers of truffle and smoky oak, embodying the essence of its terroir. It sits comfortably among the echelons of investment-calibre wines, surely to be highlighted in any cultivated collection.

In conclusion, the 2000 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy encapsulates an exceptional climatic narrative, a harmonious marriage between grower and Mother Nature's gifts. A touchstone for collectors aiming to diversify their portfolio with Burgundy's jewel—this wine does not just iterate Domaine Leroy's prestigious lineage; it elevates it.

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A winner, the gorgeously aromatic 2000 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Combottes displays a profound nose of spicy black fruits. Plump, intense, and deep, it is jam-packed with lush black fruit and spices. This medium-bodied, velvety-textured, generous, fruit-forward wine also reveals a long, sultry finish. It should be consumed over the next 8-9 years. Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy liked both the 2000 and 2001 vintages, stating that she was “rather pleased with the 2001s as they will bring lots of joy to those who drink them young” and that the 2000s “are candied fruit, reduction of fruit, the essence of fruit.” Many Burgundians chose to bottle their 2001 early in order to “trap” the fruit in the bottle, but Bize-Leroy beat them all to the punch, having completed the bottling process by early September, 2002. Typically an early bottler, Mme. Bize-Leroy felt that the 2001s would lose their fruit to either oxidation or the required sulfuring if left in the barrel for a longer elevage. Overall, Domaine Leroy’s 2001s are a success, though many were found to reveal stemmy, woody tannin in their finishes. If this characteristic melts away quickly, my scores on those wines will appear overly conservative. Importer: Martine’s Wines, San Raphael, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2003

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