Domaine Leroy   Gevrey les Combottes

2014 Gevrey les Combottes

By Domaine Leroy

2014 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the annals of Burgundian majesty, few vintages carry the gravitas and finesse imbued in the 2014 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy. This wine, a testament to the meticulous viniculture and terroir-driven ardour of the eponymous estate, is a consummate expression of both time and place.


The Quintessence of Poise: 2014 in Review

While Burgundy often plays host to climatic capriciousness, 2014 was a year that, despite its challenges, managed to carve out its niche in viticultural lore with poise and resilience. A cool start to the growing season saw a judicious, temperate summer that allowed for an unhurried ripening. Hailstorms had left their mark in previous years; fortunately, 2014 was spared such reckoning. Consequently, the harvest yielded fruit that encapsulated the best virtues of balance—ripe, but not overwrought; structured, but pliant.


Discerning Finesse: Tasting Notes on les Combottes

Tasting the 2014 Gevrey les Combottes is akin to attending a symphony where each element performs in harmonious concert—a composition led by Domaine Leroy's unwavering pursuit of excellence. The palate is graced with layers of dark cherries and summer berries, entwined with the subtlest hints of earth and spice born from the Gevrey-Chambertin terroir. Tannins present themselves as silkily precise; robust yet digestible—a nod to both impeccable winemaking and the beneficence of nature’s imparted balance.

The finishing act of this performance is one of lingering complexity; a denouement offering whispers of woodland and an urbane minerality that suggests potential for reverence within your cellar or investment portfolio.

In closing, to delve into the 2014 Gevrey les Combottes from Domaine Leroy is to engage with a vintage defined by balanced articulation—a chapter in Burgundy's enological narrative emphasized by collectedness in the face of adversity. For those looking to enhance their cache with a wine of peerless crafting potential or diversify with an investment exuding stability in lineage, this is indeed a varietal worthy of contemplation.

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The 2014 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru les Combottes has a focused, slightly more introspective bouquet at the moment: dark red fruit, a little briary and cold stone scents. The palate is where it is all happening...filigree tannin, tensile and full of nervosité, unapologetically linear and focused, a Gevrey that demands to be taken seriously with an intense, slightly saline, wonderfully detailed finish that lingers long in the mouth. Superb.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2015

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