Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

2006 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

By Domaine Leroy

2006 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the hallowed echelons of fine Burgundian viticulture, Domaine Leroy stands resplendent. The crowning jewel in Domaine Leroy's pantheon for the sophisticated investor is undoubtedly the transcendent 2006 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots—an exquisite tapestry of terroir and winemaking savoir-faire.


Exceptional Yield: A Vintage to Remember

Amidst the unique climatic conditions of 2006, which unfurled a challenging yet rewarding scenario for vintners across Burgundy, the Nuits St Georges aux Boudots vineyard exhibited an indefatigable spirit. Under the stewardship of the esteemed Lalou Bize-Leroy, a yield was coaxed from the vines that eloquently speaks of tenacity and grace—a confluence that has come to define Domaine Leroy’s œnological narrative.


Investing in a Liquid Legacy

The 2006 vintage encapsulates a brisk bouquet laced with a symphony of ripe cherries and blackcurrant evolves into an opulent body with textured layers. Earthy undertones balance the fruit-forward demeanour, creating a complex profile resonating Domaine Leroy’s legendary precision in reflecting terroir nuance. A respectable aging potential undeniably marks this vintage as one to watch within investment portfolios; poised with grace to blossom over time.

Tertiary whispers of truffle and forest floor now begin to emerge, hinting at the developmental journey embarked upon by the 2006 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots since its inception. The delicate tannins have softened—now silkier than ever—bestowing upon the palate a harmonious experience redolent of Burgundy's enigmatic allure.

Esteemed connoisseurs who recognize the harmonious melody of this nectar will note its exalted place amidst fine wine investments. As interest crescendos around such illustrious vintage expressions, the 2006 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy is no exception — positioning itself as one of indubitable repute for both pleasure and financial propriety.


A Vintage Verdict

The emblematic 2006 vintage of Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy stands tall amidst its brethren, piloting through the annals of Burgundy's rich enological history as a beacon for potential savvy investors. Its harmonious integration of climate, terroir, and vinification craftsmanship cements its status as an investment-grade wine—one that promises to unfurl increased complexity and depth with each passing year. Observers keen on fortifying their collections would do well to take note—an opportunity such as this is one to be seized with both hands.

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Ripe purple plum with high-toned prunelle distillate and maraschino accompaniments scents the Leroy 2006 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Boudots, which proceeds to offer an especially refined and lushly-textured, subtly stone-paved palate. There's structure here, but the tannins are not so much covered over with fruit a la 2005 chez Leroy as woven almost imperceptivity into a fine tapestry with fruit, animal, and mineral strands. Smoky notes of Latakia tobacco and peat tinge the long finish. This should be one of those 2006s you can savor with fascination any year for the next dozen or more. The results achieved by Lalou Bize-Leroy in 2006 are all the more notable in view of the misgivings she expressed early on about this vintage. (And, as her reaction to 2004 demonstrates, she will not shy away from declassifying even her entire production if she feels that the wines are not up to their terroir pedigrees.) As voluptuously rich as are Bize-Leroy's 2006 reds, they preserve the sense of buoyancy and elegance common to so many of the standouts of this vintage, and one's gums will not come away fatigued by the strength of underlying tannin or the near-hyper-concentration displayed by her – to be sure awesome – 2005s. As every year, these wines represent meticulous vine manicure; miniscule yields ("above all regulated by severe pruning, not triage," Bize-Leroy emphasizes); and fidelity to biodynamic methods and metaphysics; and were bottled in the second December following the harvest. Despite their winsomeness, they have long life expectancies. Since, however, I have very little experience of their predecessors as they have matured, I have confined my prognostication to a few isolated and very general comments in the tasting notes that follow. Note that I have included as well under the heading "Leroy" the wines of Madame Bize-Leroy's Domaine d'Auvenay – its cellars located outside Saint-Romain – which now encompass two appellations in red, since inevitably when information is being sought about these wines, and even often when they are described, it is under the name "Leroy." Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-040

David Schildknecht - The Wine Advocate, 21 December 2009

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