Domaine Leroy   Latricieres Chambertin

1999 Latricieres Chambertin

By Domaine Leroy

1999 Latricières-Chambertin from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 1999 Latricières-Chambertin from Domaine Leroy is a vintage that commands respect and admiration from Burgundy connoisseurs. As we explore the profound depths of this extraordinary year, it becomes clear that the '99 stands as a beacon among the already illustrious history of Domaine Leroy's winemaking.

 

A Vintage Apart: The Nuance of '99

The climatic journey of 1999 bore a harvest of remarkably well-balanced grapes. The temperate summer succeeded by an ideally-timed harvest period conspired to create wines that possess both energy and precision. The 1999 Latricières-Chambertin resonates with this balance, offering a delightful interplay between structure and suppleness that sets it apart from other vintages. It speaks to the oenophile with a whisper of gentle minerality and a crescendo of ripe, yet not overbearing fruitiness.

 

Rarity and Elegance: A Confluence for Collectors

Laden with the intricacies one would expect from such an estate, the 1999 vintage is imbued with subtleties that only enhance its investable allure. The aromatic complexity on the nose evolves into a palate where dark cherries and earthiness dance in elegant partnership, accented subtly by nuanced oak tones. Its lingering finish is one that evokes an almost ethereal appreciation for the craft of Burgundian viticulture.

Alluring to both the palate and as a potential keystone in fine wine investment portfolios, the combination of rarity, Domaine Leroy's relentless pursuit of excellence, and the distinguished profile of the 1999 Latricières-Chambertin makes this vintage one to be reckoned with seriously by collectors worldwide.

 

Reflections upon the 1999 Terroir Marvel

The remarkable terroir expression visible in this wine is testament to the exceptional conditions of '99. The steady confluence of favourable environmental factors has been artfully captured by Domaine Leroy, resulting in a Latricières-Chambertin that truly epitomises its time and place. When reflecting on this delightful elixir, one finds a harmony between youth and maturity—a vintage well-poised for drinking now but will undoubtedly continue to evolve in complexity for years to come.

In an assemblage of tasting notes and reflections on investment potential, the 1999 Latricières-Chambertin from Domaine Leroy crafts a compelling narrative. It is a narrative built around an exquisite vintage shaped by the deft hands at Domaine Leroy—imbuing each bottle with nuanced history just waiting to be uncorked.

Current market price

$126,130.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

5413.57

Scores and tasting notes

94

The demure, blackberry aromas of the medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Latricieres-Chambertin lead to a masculine, highly structured, and firm personality. This wine is intense, loaded with stony blackberry fruits and roasted black currants. This dense, powerful, chewy wine should be at its peak of maturity between 2006 and 2018. Importer: Martine's Wines, San Raphael, CA; tel. (415) 485-1800.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2001

Vintage performance