Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Allots

1996 Nuits St Georges aux Allots

By Domaine Leroy

1996 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The hailed 1996 vintage of the prestigious Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy commands attention with its exquisite character and depth. A year that sculpted distinctly individualistic wines, 1996 was a vintage of both vigour and challenge in Burgundy, resulting in creations that are richly layered with an imbued complexity that catalysts avid interest among astute wine investors.


The Patina of Time: Vintage Resonance

Successfully navigating the erratic climatic conditions of 1996, Domaine Leroy has virtuously crafted a wine that sings harmoniously of the terroir from which it derives. With two decades plus of maturation, this vintage has transcended into a state where poised elegance meets sheer power. It proffers an olfactory bouquet brimming with ripe cherries and blackcurrants, interconnecting tenderly with subtle tones of earth, game, and fine French oak.


Finessed Algorithms: The Investment Perspective

The investment appeal of the 1996 vintage is buoyed by the prominent name of Domaine Leroy and the Nuits St Georges aux Allots’ grand historical prestige. Domaine Leroy's meticulous vine management and sparse yields ensure a rarity that's highly prized in fine wine investment circles.

The palate reveals layer upon layer; there is something ethereal about how each flavour takes a turn to dance upon one's taste buds - an masque of morello cherry, truffle and a tantalizing hint of spice. The tannins have resolved consummately over the years, presenting an aristocratic but approachable profile worthy of profound adoration.

The artistry displayed in this bottle captures a unique moment in winemaking history; the 1996 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy is certainly one of those ineffable experiences that speaks not just to the palate but to the soul. As the wine glides towards its zenith, its allure within the investment sphere grows ever more palpable.


Exclusive Alchemy: A Collector's Compendium

In every aspect, the 1996 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy is a luminary addition to any collector's compendium. The alchemy between vintage narrative and vinous artistry is here unfurled for those who wish to embrace it - a gem amongst stones that resonates with both passion and prominence.

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This medium-to-dark ruby-colored wine exhibits scents of cassis bathed in mocha and chocolate. Its full-bodied, velvety-textured, and bright character is awash in blueberries dusted with confectioners sugar, fresh herbs, candied red cherries, stones, and a myriad of oaky spices. This gem also possesses a long, supple, and soft finish. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2008. 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

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