Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Genaivrieres

2002 Vosne les Genaivrieres

By Domaine Leroy

2002 Vosne les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The beguiling 2002 Vosne les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy encapsulates an era in Burgundy where precision met nature's grace head-on. In the mesmeric dance of years and vines, the 2002 vintage stands out with a distinct poise and complexity, which today's fine wine investors still chase fervently through the halls of time.


A Vintage of Harmony and Elegance

Burgundy aficionados familiar with the usual prowess of Domaine Leroy will find the 2002 Vosne les Genaivrieres steering their expectations towards new horizons. In this particular year, a serendipitous alignment of climatic fortune blessed the vineyards, granting the grapes an infrequency of balanced maturity.

The season's temperate conditions bequeathed a wine with hallmark traits infused with parables of the year's climate - a harmony that should pique the interest of every sophisticated collector. Cherries and blackcurrant fragrances intertwine with subtle spices and a whisper of earthy truffles, unearthing layers as deep as the soils they prospered in.


Investment Worthy: A Wine with Pedigree

Upon sipping the 2002 Vosne les Genaivrieres, you're greeted with a caress of silken tannins, an elegy for the cool yet sunny days during the growing season. There's an unforgettable persistence in its flavor profile where each note pays homage to its origin - a testament to Domaine Leroy's respected terroir management.

Fine wine investors will duly note that this is a vintage which resonates with distinction of place and time, underscoring its candidacy for investment. As age gently brushes it over time, it reveals a narrative in each glass, one that eloquently recollects Burgundy’s climatic ballet of 2002.

For those who seek vinous compositions that not only evoke emotion but embody a storied year, the 2002 Vosne les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy is not just wine; it’s liquid history artfully bottled. Its allure lays not merely in its pedigree or in the accolades that follow Domaine Leroy’s esteemed name but also in this particular vintage's unique expression - an embodiment of 2002, one of harmony and elegance woven into each sip, destined to enrich any discerning portfolio.

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The 2002 Vosne-Romanee Les Genaivieres sports an almost mature nose of cherries and spices. Its structured core and firm personality display black fruits and brambleberries. This medium-bodied effort should be drunk over the next 6-7 years. Note: This estate’s 2002s are not yet released. The above estimate is based on the prices of the 2001s, taking into account that the dollar has significantly dropped. Importers include: Martine’s Wines, Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400; and Lauber Imports, Somerville, NJ; tel. (908) 725-2100

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2004

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