Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Beaux Monts

1996 Vosne les Beaux Monts

By Domaine Leroy

1996 Vosne les Beaux Monts from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

As the flock of years gracefully matures into decades, certain vintages continue to exude a magnetic charm for the discerning investor and connoisseur alike. The 1996 Vosne les Beaux Monts from Domaine Leroy is a paragon from Burgundy that demands reverential words to match its storied allure.


The Essence of '96: A Vintage to Remember

Burgundy in 1996 was an odyssey through climatic twists that presented vintners with the arduous task of sculpting excellence from tempestuous conditions. The 1996 vintage emerged triumphant, showcasing Domaine Leroy's exceptional prowess. The Vosne les Beaux Monts vineyard, under their meticulous stewardship, yielded a wine that is a testament to the tenacity of terroir.

Upon inspection, this revered nectar from Vosne-Romanée captures the eye with a gently fading garnet robe, whispering tales of its age. Its bouquet—still vivacious—invites with a tapestry woven from crushed summer berries, tempered by earthy whispers of truffle and sous-bois. Upon tasting, one discovers a remarkable tension between structure and suppleness; tannins are finely chiselled yet inherently soft, while acidity pirouettes with precision—the dancer on this grand stage of depth and balance.


An Investment Worthy of Its Pedigree

Particularly for investors seeking not just tangible but multi-sensorial dividends, Domaine Leroy’s 1996 offering from Vosne les Beaux Monts cannot be overlooked. At this stage in its evolution, each sip engenders plaudits as it reverberates with a near-spiritual resonance across the palate. Fortunate are those whose cellars harbour this Burgundian jewel—a true vinous aristocrat.

Connoisseurs invested in securing legacies understand that the '96 Vosne les Beaux Monts encapsulates more than mere liquid—it's about heritage, wisdom immortalised in glass. Such a wine gains gravitas with time; one examines the intersection of vintage specificity and hallowed ground to divine its intrinsic worth. That is why this time-honoured creation from Domaine Leroy not only graces tables but also elaborates portfolios with poise and distinction.

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This dark-colored wine is a cut above. Profound aromas of intensely sweet cherries, raspberries, stones, and earth give way to a full-bodied, extremely feminine, and massively ripe and vibrant core of roses, cherries, and candied blueberries. This silky-textured, hedonistic (yet wonderfully structured), and focused wine ends on an incredibly long and detailed finish. Projected maturity: 2004-2010+. Importers: Martine's Wines, Inc., San Rafael, CA; tel (415) 485-1800, and Paterno Imports, Chicago, IL; tel (847) 604-8900.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 1998

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