Domaine Leroy   Musigny Grand Cru

2010 Musigny Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

2010 Musigny Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 2010 vintage from Burgundy has often been lauded for its precision and elegance, and nowhere is this more evident than in the 2010 Musigny Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy. This esteemed domain, with its meticulous approach to viticulture and vinification, presents a wine of profound complexity and depth.


A Testament to Tessellation of Terroir

In a vintage where the climate played a game of patience – with a cooler summer but a gracious September granting additional hang time – the grapes reached an equilibrium of maturity that is nothing short of enchanting. The famed soils of Musigny, rich with minerality, coupled with the strict biodynamic practices of Domaine Leroy, coaxed out a symphony of ethereal characteristics specific to this heralded terroir.


A Vintage Worthy of Investment

Investors with an eye for truly distinctive wines will note that the 2010 Musigny Grand Cru stands as an exemplar in the portfolio of high-performing fine wines. Its poised balance between acidity and ripeness underscores it as one of the most desirable bottles from this respected appellation in recent years. Its scarcity coupled with Domaine Leroy's unwavering commitment to quality further distinguishes it within any investment collection.

The sensory journey of this 2010 Musigny Grand Cru unravels layers of ripe red fruit – cherries and strawberries – mingled harmoniously with subtle forest floor and gentle spices. With time in the glass, one might perceive whispers of violet and freshly tilled earth, testament to its poised evolution and continued promise.

To encapsulate the essences encapsulated within each bottle of 2010 Musigny Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy: Imagine a tapestry woven from threads spun by the silent looms of nature itself. It is within this artful intertwining where investors find an indelible wine that marks its time and place in Burgundy's storied landscape.

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One of the clear highlights of the vintage, the 2010 Musigny is simply magnificent. It possesses stunning depth and richness in all directions, with seemingly endless nuances that open up in the glass. A spherical, totally stratospheric wine, the Musigny is deeply resonant yet weightless. It is a standout in this flight of grand crus from Lalou Bize-Leroy. This is the purest essence of Musigny. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045. Lalou Bize-Leroy is always among the first growers to bottle, as she was once again in 2010. Therefore, I have chosen to present final, in-bottle reviews of the 2010 reds along with the Domaine Leroy and D’Auvenay 2010 whites. All of the wines came in at or near the top of my barrel scores. Thinking back to the day I tasted the 2010s from barrel in a very empty-looking cellar, I am reminded, that, as elsewhere, the already minuscule quantities of these wines was made even smaller by the mercilessly short crop in 2010. Readers who can find the wines should not hesitate. In this vintage, the Leroy wines are deeply marked by terroir. Although I don’t share all of her views, tasting with Lalou Bize-Leroy is always a fascinating experience, as everything she does is informed by the deepest and most total conviction imaginable. There is no more ardent exponent of the most fundamental of all Burgundian values – the concept of terroir – than Lalou Bize-Leroy. Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-040

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2012

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