Domaine Leroy   Gevrey les Combottes

2010 Gevrey les Combottes

By Domaine Leroy

The 2010 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The resplendent 2010 vintage of Gevrey-Chambertin continues to assert its standing amongst connoisseurs and investors alike, and none more so than the 2010 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy. As we delve into the attributes that define this exquisite offering, it is the particularities of the 2010 vintage that render it outstanding.


An Exemplar Vintage

The year 2010 was lauded as a triumph for Burgundy, albeit with low yields due to climatic vicissitudes. Nonetheless, what this year sacrificed in quantity, it opulently compensated with unwavering quality. The composure of this vintage, particularly in Gevrey-Chambertin, bestowed wines with extraordinary balance and longevity. Each sip of the 2010 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy articulates the depth and finesse characteristic of such a stellar growing season.


Libation of Patrician Pedigree

At its core, the 2010 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy unfurls with an aristocratic panache. Thereto the palate is regaled with a tapestry of dark berries and a masterful integration of oak — whispering tales of its dignified eighteen-month maturation. The finish lingers with spellbinding tannins and a sophisticated minerality that encapsulate the terroir-driven virtues encapsulated within this bottle. It is a wine bespoken for ageing; an astute addition to any investment portfolio.


Investment Potential Unveiled

Domaine Leroy’s prestige is scarcely in question; revered as one of Burgundy's paramount producers, they nurture wines of profound complexity and éclat. Discerning collectors are cognizant that securing such wines ephemerally converges opulence with opportunity. With the Domaine's stringent production standards and organic prowess reflected through each vintage, the 2010 Gevrey les Combottes proves itself a compelling focal point for shrewd capital appreciation.

In essence, the layers and nuances borne through this vintage ensure that the 2010 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy does not merely sit as a bottle in repose but stands as a testament to Burgundy's exceptional capacity for producing wines of enduring allure and eminent investability.

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The 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Combottes is another wine that literally bristles with energy and finesse. Firm yet silky tannins support dark fruit, violets and spices. Ideally, the 2010 needs a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften a touch. Layers of fruit build to the incisive, powerful finish. This is a striking expression of Gevrey and Combottes. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040. Lalou Bize-Leroy is always among the first growers to bottle, as she was once again in 2010. Therefore, I have chosen to present final, in-bottle reviews of the 2010 reds along with the Domaine Leroy and D’Auvenay 2010 whites. All of the wines came in at or near the top of my barrel scores. Thinking back to the day I tasted the 2010s from barrel in a very empty-looking cellar, I am reminded, that, as elsewhere, the already minuscule quantities of these wines was made even smaller by the mercilessly short crop in 2010. Readers who can find the wines should not hesitate. In this vintage, the Leroy wines are deeply marked by terroir. Although I don’t share all of her views, tasting with Lalou Bize-Leroy is always a fascinating experience, as everything she does is informed by the deepest and most total conviction imaginable. There is no more ardent exponent of the most fundamental of all Burgundian values – the concept of terroir – than Lalou Bize-Leroy. Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-040

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2012

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