Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Genaivrieres

1996 Vosne les Genaivrieres

By Domaine Leroy

1996 Vosne les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the realm of fine wine investment, the 1996 Vosne les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy stands as a paragon of exceptional Burgundian craft. As one delves into this vintage, it becomes clear that the '96 season endows it with a minutely calibrated balance that distinguishes it from its brethren in the illustrious lineage of Domaine Leroy's offerings.

 

A Season of Singularity: The 1996 Vintage

The year 1996 was intriguer for Burgundy enthusiasts. A cool spring gave way to a summer graced by warmth and sunlight, crafting a scenario for gradual maturation that later unfurled with an Indian summer’s gentle embrace. For the Vosne les Genaivrieres, such conditions honed its character to a near-mythical precision.

On the palate, this exquisite nectar conveys layers of complexity - a tightrope act between the stoic structure of tannins and an acidity as crisp as an autumn morning in Côte de Nuits. It heralds a symphony where dark fruits waltz with whispers of spiced earthiness, and each sip reveals nuances influenced by Vosne-Romanée's cherished terroir.

 

Investment Merits and Sensorial Delights

Domaine Leroy has long commanded reverence among collectors, with the 1996 Vosne les Genaivrieres being no exception. Its aging potential is undeniable; it is a wine that promises to continue unfurling its complexities for those patient enough to allow it time in their cellars.

The grace with which this wine has navigated over two decades is testament to its creator’s venerable expertise. With a sensory profile that still echoes with vitality and intricacies finely woven by time's passage, it emerges not just as an investment in fine taste but as a legacy to be cherished and studied.

In sum, the 1996 Vosne les Genaivrieres presents an engaging narrative for both oenophiles and investors. It remains one of the most eloquent testaments to the mastery inherent within Domaine Leroy's vinicultural expressions and is poised to secure a coveted place in discerning portfolios across the globe.

Market price (CAD)

$53,630.00

12x75cl

Highest score

91

POP score

2930

Scores and tasting notes

91

If this medium-to-dark ruby-colored wine were solely to be judged on its aromatics, it would merit a substantially higher score. Its deeply spicy, floral, perfumed, and coffee-infused nose is marvelous. This hedonistic, medium-to-full-bodied, silky-textured, and seductive offering is opulently packed with candied blueberries, cherries, and freshly cut flowers. It is brilliantly-crafted and has the fruit necessary for a higher rating but lacks the complexity and structure for greatness. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2006. 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

Vintage performance