Domaine Leroy   Musigny Grand Cru

2003 Musigny Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

2003 Musigny Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 2003 Musigny Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy remains a compelling testimony to the resolve of Burgundian terroir in a year that challenged even the most venerated vines. The singularity of this vintage, in an epoch where heatwaves redefined the boundaries of viticulture, has given investors and connoisseurs alike a treasure trove of intrigue.


Distinct Vintage, Divine Expression

Burgundy, in the summer of 2003, was ensnared in an extraordinary heatwave; a crucible that shaped the grapes into an expression unlike any other. The 2003 vintage from Domaine Leroy reflects this battle against nature's might—a fight it seems to have won with panache. While other vintages lay claim to structured acidity and lengthy cellaring potential, the 2003 vintage distinguishes itself through its immediate voluptuousness and rarer approachability.


An Ode to Resilience

The wine unfurls with an aromatic tapestry woven with ripe red fruits, punctuated by a mélange of spices and earthy undertones that testify to Musigny's robust terroir. On the palate, one discovers layers of texture—gossamer silk at first touch, yet with a latent power much like the serene strength of aged leather. Its complexity is heightened further by aged tannins which support without overwhelming—a precarious balance achieved by few.


Wine Investment Ethos

Investment-wise, discerning collectors recognise the 2003 Musigny Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy as one of those unique opportunities presented by climate-induced anomalies. Such wines become subjects of deep fascination, promising returns not only in monetary terms but also in unparalleled tasting experiences. As such, this vintage has cemented its legacy as an unmissable chapter in a collector's portfolio.

This wine stands as a champion of adversity—a sculpted masterpiece from a raw canvas ruffled by tempests. A testament to winemaking brilliance and nature’s resilience, each bottle is a moment captured, inviting you to revel in one of Burgundy's most idiosyncratic episodes. Its distinguishing character is not just remarkable; it’s an enduring beacon for wine investment cognoscenti who seek out the remarkable tales told by each vintage’s plight and provenance.

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Toast, cafe au lait, roasting spices, and dark fruits are found in the aromatic profile of the 2003 Musigny. Chunky, dense, and broad on the attack, this medium-bodied, silky-textured effort reveals black cherries and blackberries as well as a firm tannin-filled finish. While outstanding, it appeared to lack the concentration of fruit and amazingly prolonged finishes of Mme. Leroy’s top 2003s. Projected maturity: 2008-2015. Represented by Leroy, Inc., San Rafael, CA; tel. 415-457-4811, various importers, including Martine’s Wines, Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400; Stacole Imports, Boca Raton, FL; tel. (800) 741-7791; Lauber Imports, Somerville, NJ; tel. (908) 725-2100; and MacArthur Beverages, Washington, DC; tel. (202) 338-1433

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 28 August 2005

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