Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Brulees

2005 Vosne les Brulees

By Domaine Leroy

2005 Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of Burgundian viticulture, few vintages shine as brightly as the 2005s, and within that illustrious group, the Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy presents an especially compelling chapter. The domaine's virtuosity in harnessing the most whimsical nuances of terroir is well documented, but with the 2005 vintage, an extraordinary confluence of climatic grace bestowed upon Vosne-Romanée's hallowed earth has yielded a wine of profound depth and elegance.


Terroir in a Glass: The Singular Nature of the Vintage

The 2005 Vosne les Brulees is an intricate tapestry of Vosne-Romanée's signature perfumed richness combined with a stunning precision redolent of the year's specific triumphs. The growing season of 2005 was marked by ideal conditions—a temperate summer with well-timed rains fostered an unhurried maturation of grapes, allowing for a harmonious development of sugars and tannins.

In this glass, one discerns a constellation of dark cherry and ripe raspberry, lifted by ethereal hints of violets and spice. The palate is embraced by robust yet impeccably structured tannins—a testament to the deft craftsmanship at Domaine Leroy. There’s an engaging complexity to this wine, much attributed to the meticulous selection of fruit from the ‘les Brulees’ parcel—with its well-drained soils capturing both warmth and finesse—an embodiment, indeed, of its namesake 'the burnt ones'.


An Exemplar for Collectors & Investors Alike

With close to two decades in bottle, the 2005 Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy showcases a sublime balance between power and poise that marks it as one of the standout expressions for collectors and fine wine investors. Its integration and evolving complexity resonate with elegance yet promise continued maturation for those patient enough to afford it time. Compelling both on its palate prowess and investment potential, this vintage consolidates Domaine Leroy’s standing amongst the giants of Burgundy.

Reflecting upon this stunning offering from one of Burgundy's renowned vignerons, it becomes abundantly clear why an astute appreciation for such vintages is not merely an indulgence but a far-sighted investment in liquid artistry.

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Domaine Leroy's 2005 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brulées is a brillant young wine, though it's still the better part of a decade away from even early maturity. Unfurling in the glass with a deep bouquet of black cherries, wild berries, smoked meats, espresso roast, blood orange and exotic spices, framed by a deft touch of new oak, it's full-bodied, deep and layered, with an immensely concentrated core of fruit, elegantly muscular structuring tannins and lively acids, concluding with a long, carnal finish.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 16 July 2020

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