Domaine Leroy   Latricieres Chambertin

1990 Latricieres Chambertin

By Domaine Leroy

1990 Latricières-Chambertin from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The splendour of the 1990 Latricières-Chambertin from Domaine Leroy resonates with the wisdom of Burgundy's storied terroir. This vintage is emblematic of a season graced by providence, engendering wines that epitomise the harmonious interplay between nature and vintner's prowess.

 

An Exquisite Testament to a Stellar Vintage

When one speaks of Burgundy's finest offerings, the spotlight invariably falls upon the masterpieces authored by Domaine Leroy. The 1990 Latricières-Chambertin articulates depth and complexity that few others can parallel. This cherished year was marked by an optimally warm summer, with timely rain nurturing the Pinot Noir grapes to express the very quintessence of their genetic heritage.

The wine imbues a sanguine hue, whispering tales of ripened red fruits that waft alongside soft echoes of earth and matured game. On the palate, a kaleidoscope of flavours – cherry, mushroom, and a hint of licorice – amalgamate to construct a profile so robust yet impeccably balanced. The tannins are present but have softened graciously over time, lending support to a finish that is both long and astonishingly vibrant.

 

A Wine Collector's Apex Aspiration

For enveloped within each bottle of 1990 Latricières-Chambertin from Domaine Leroy lies not just fermented grape juice but a relic of history – one that details an extraordinary season within the hallowed precincts of Burgundy. It serves as amore than just an oenophile’s indulgence; it is a beacon for wise wine investment. Such magisterial artistry in viticulture minds eloquently to global connoisseurs the promise latent in procuring investments that entwine pleasure with prospective gain.

In culminating poise, the 1990 Latricières-Chambertin emerges as veritable proof that some wines defy the steady march of time—not merely enduring, but evolving into more illustrious versions of their younger selves. Few are those that stand at the confluence where enological magnificence meets discerning acumen – here, this offering from Domaine Leroy does so with an effortless elegance.

Market price (CAD)

$49,130.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

1968

Scores and tasting notes

95

The medium-to-dark ruby-colored 1990 Latricieres-Chambertin has gorgeous aromatic depth. Its aromas of dark, overripe fruits gives way to an intense, hugely fashioned character crammed with earth, beets, dark cherries, licorice, and touches of oak. This is a deep, medium-to-full-bodied, satin-textured, and well-structured wine. Projected maturity: 2004-2010.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 27 October 2000

Vintage performance