Domaine Leroy   Gevrey les Combottes

2002 Gevrey les Combottes

By Domaine Leroy

2002 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The remarkable 2002 Gevrey les Combottes from the celebrated Domaine Leroy presents an enchanting snapshot of this exemplary vintage. The millennium brought with it a litany of challenges and triumphs, and in the esteemed vineyards of Burgundy, 2002 stood out as a beacon year, especially for Pinot Noir. Madam Lalou Bize-Leroy's vision for her wines embodies the essence of precision and passion, qualities that radiate from this particular cuvée.


2002: A Year to Remember in Burgundy

An astute observer of viticultural climatic patterns may recall the relatively cool conditions that prevailed during the 2002 growing season - at least until mid-August when warmth settled over the region. This heat spell was followed by a seamless segue into a September graced with impeccable conditions, setting the stage for a successful harvest, resulting in wines with fine tannins and vibrant acidity. The 2002 Gevrey les Combottes embodies this perfectionism: a testament to terroir married harmoniously with meteorological generosity.


A Vintage Worth Investing In

The deft touch of Domaine Leroy in the winery assured that each cluster of fruit was fostered to its full potential. The outcome? A wine brimming with complexity, boasting balanced layers of ripe red and black fruit interlaced with an earthy elegance and spicy undertones - characteristics that have propelled this vintage to become one of keen investor interest.

As the years slip quietly by, the 2002 Gevrey les Combottes reflects a certain poetry in bottle ageing, evolving ever so gracefully. Presently, it reveals a profile replete with harmonious integration; silky tannins and a persistent finish appeal to those poised to appreciate finesse over power.

In essence, this epochal bottling is not just an exemplary manifestation of Gevrey-Chambertin's majestic grace but also serves as an emblematic benchmark for oenophiles measuring the confluence of exceptional vintage conditions at Domaine Leroy. A sage addition for fine wine portfolios indeed.

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The medium to dark ruby-colored 2002 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Combottes has a deep, plummy, blackberry and flower-scented nose. Intense, deeply concentrated, rich, and muscular, this powerful, velvety wine coats the taster’s palate with lush layers of ripe blackberries. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2015. 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

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