Domaine Leroy   Latricieres Chambertin

2005 Latricieres Chambertin

By Domaine Leroy

2005 Latricières-Chambertin from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy

The year 2005 in Burgundy was one where the Gods of Viticulture appeared to work in symphony, delivering conditions that resonate through the exceptional quality of its vintages. Among the masterpieces of this golden annum is the scintillating 2005 Latricières-Chambertin from Domaine Leroy, a paragon encapsulating the sheer magnificence of this season.


A Year Etched in Excellence

Indeed, 2005 was a year etched in viticultural excellence. It bestowed upon wines like the 2005 Latricières-Chambertin a structured complexity combined with an age-worthy grace. A harmonious crescendo of optimised phenolic maturity with admirable acid levels sets the 2005 apart as a tour de force amidst a storied lineage of fine Burgundy wines.


Distinctive Elegance and Investment Prestige

The Latricières vineyard's unique terroir, lauded for its iron-rich soils and elevated positioning, coupled with Domaine Leroy’s legendary winemaking prowess, has birthed a liquid treasure. This wine unfurls alluring layers of dark cherry, truffle, and a whisper of earthiness reminiscent of rain on ancient stones. On my palate, it danced with a vivacious yet mature tannic structure framed by a reverent acidity.


Latricières-Chambertin: A Coveted Collector's Jewel

Matured with meticulous care, the 2005 Latricières-Chambertin from Domaine Leroy now stands at a point where it asserts its investment worth alongside its sensorial splendour. As I aerated this nectar in my glass, every swirl released vestiges of spice box and sous-bois, hallmark whispers of its storied voyage from grape to glass.

In summary, the 2005 Latricières-Chambertin from Domaine Leroy is an oenophilic odyssey within Burgundy's radiant realm. A symphony composed in the grand vintage that is 2005—a year which will indubitably continue to echo through the annals of fine wine investment and connoisseurship.

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A dizzying and seductive bouquet incorporating licorice, spice cake, cherry preserves, and humus announces the arrival of a 2005 Latricieres-Chambertin that takes the smooth, silken-creamy texture of so many of these Leroy 2005s to a new level. Interestingly, this is a bit less deep in color than the rest of today’s grand cru company, and is visibly unfiltered. Explosively intense yet clear as a bell in its finish of licorice and cherry, and with ferocious animal intensity and a veritable smelting of ore-like minerals (could these be Latriciere’s notorious iron asserting itself?), this marks the point at which true geeks will get out their stopwatches and start timing. It comes off as almost spare in the context of Leroy other 2005s, and it won’t be everyone’s cup of Pinot, but I would dearly love to revisit it in 8-10 years. Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400

David Schildknecht - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2007

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