Domaine Leroy   Gevrey les Combottes

2003 Gevrey les Combottes

By Domaine Leroy

2003 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 2003 vintage in Burgundy was one marked by extraordinary climatic conditions – a season of heat and dryness that carved the profiles of its wines with unique vigour. The 2003 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy is no exception, standing as a testament to the adaptiveness and profound expression of terroir for which this hallowed domaine is renowned.


Exceptional Terroir in an Extraordinary Year

In this remarkable year, the efforts at Domaine Leroy translated stress and intensity into a wine of mesmerising depth. There is a compelling narrative to this vintage, melding the usually robust character of Gevrey-Chambertin and the singular sophistication imbued by Domaine Leroy's meticulous viticulture.

The 2003 Gevrey les Combottes presents an aromatic panoply that swirls from the glass with dark cherries and rich earthiness laced with hints of truffle – an homage to its Burgundian roots. Yet, the palate reveals how heat can redefine texture, offering layers of concentration reminiscent of silk draped over a framework of iron.


A Vintage Worth Investing In

This 2003 offering yields not only sensory indulgence but also presents a compelling case for fine wine investment. As Domaine Leroy garners adulation for their limited productions and unwavering quality, vintages such as this become sought after for both pleasure and portfolio.

Indeed, navigating the landscape of Burgundy's finest requires sagacious insight – insight that discerns the 2003 Gevrey les Combottes as a creation both rare and resplendent.

In summation, the vitality of 2003 in Burgundy shines radiantly in this exquisite Les Combottes offering from Domaine Leroy. Here lies a vintage imbued with intensity yet balanced by precision – a distinguished addition to any connoisseur’s collection or savvy investor's cellar.

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The acutely aromatic 2003 Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Combottes boasts scents of waxy black fruits and fresh herbs. A medium to full-bodied wine of massive breadth, it reveals a velvety-textured personality, complexity, copious dark berry flavors, outstanding purity, and a persistent, extraordinary finish. Projected maturity: now-2017. Represented by Leroy, Inc., San Rafael, CA; tel. 415-457-4811, various importers, including Martine’s Wines, Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400; Stacole Imports, Boca Raton, FL; tel. (800) 741-7791; Lauber Imports, Somerville, NJ; tel. (908) 725-2100; and MacArthur Beverages, Washington, DC; tel. (202) 338-1433

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 28 August 2005

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