Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Beaux Monts

2014 Vosne les Beaux Monts

By Domaine Leroy

2014 Vosne les Beaux Monts from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In diving into the 2014 Vosne les Beaux Monts from Domaine Leroy, one savours not just a wine but a masterstroke of Burgundian craftsmanship. This vintage stands as a testament to a season that brought challenges and triumphs in equal measure to the Côte de Nuits—a cool spring ushered in a mild summer, allowing for a slow maturation of Pinot Noir, leading to an unusual amalgam of ripeness and structure.

 

The Nuances of Nature's Nurture

The 2014 vintage at Domaine Leroy emerges with a finesse that announces its pedigree immediately upon decanting. The character of the season is written across its olfactory palette—a narrative spun in notes of redcurrant, cherries and violets that converge with a sublime earthiness and wisps of spice. The slender warmth of the vintage's sun-peppered days is encapsulated in every sip.

 

An Investment in Terroir and Time

The patient investor familiar with fine wines understands that some vintages take precedence for their singularity; the 2014 Vosne les Beaux Monts aligns precisely herewith. Domaine Leroy has astutely nurtured their parcels, coaxing out a vintage that triumphs through its balanced acidity and poised tannins. Herein lies an investment not only in the storied terroir of Vosne-Romanée but also in a year that carved its own niche in Burgundy's tapestry.

On the palate, the wine unravels layers complimenting its aromatic complexity—elegant red fruits are interwoven with an undercurrent of minerality. A subtle oak influence does not overwhelm but supports and elevates. The finish lingers with grace, affirming the meticulous cultivation and vinification that defines Domaine Leroy's philosophy.

 

Connoisseur's Conclusion

In summation, unraveling the 2014 Vosne les Beaux Monts offers an enriching experience as it is revelatory of both its origin and the particular climatic gifts of the year. For the wine investor or enthusiast drawn towards bottles with exceptional ageing potential and intriguing narrative, this vintage from Domaine Leroy holds a place amongst selected luminaries—poised for appreciation both in complexity and value.

Market price (CAD)

$83,880.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

3360

Scores and tasting notes

94-96

The 2014 Vosne Romanée 1er Cru les Beaux Monts has just a faint reduction on the nose, but behind that lies very intense dark cherry, cranberry jus and mineral scents that seem to gain intensity with every swirl of the glass. The palate is stunning: filigree tannin, almost overwhelming intensity with great power and detail on the silky-smooth finish. This could turn out to be one of the domaine's finest 2014s given this showing, certainly one of Lalou Bize-Leroy's finest premier crus.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2015

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