Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Allots

1999 Nuits St Georges aux Allots

By Domaine Leroy

1999 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

The fine wine panorama of the late 20th century was graced with some truly exquisite vintages, among which the 1999 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy stands out with its bold, yet intricately layered character. Domaine Leroy's meticulous attention to form and substance is beautifully embodied in this delectable vinous creation.


Legacy of a Vintage: The Quintessential 1999 Expression

The 1999 vintage year was blessed with remarkable climatic conditions across Burgundy, marking it as one of the region's most esteemed vintages. The wines from this year are renowned for their remarkable balance, structure and longevity – characteristics strongly pronounced in the 1999 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy.

This Grand Cru offering is no exception, brandishing the brilliance borne of its noble terroir. It is delineated with precision by their emblematic winemaking philosophy. Beneath the nuanced bouquet lies an opulent core of ripe cherries and blackcurrants, swathed in an ethereal cloak of earthiness and spice.


Investment-Calibre Elegance

For discerning investors looking towards prestige Burgundies, Domaine Leroy has always signified assured quality and value. The 1999 Nuits St Georges aux Allots specifically presents itself as a wise addition to any connoisseur's cellar; its capacity for graceful maturation undeniable given its impeccable provenance.
The palate resonance, offering sublime tannic integration at this stage of evolution, hints at further complexities to unravel over time. This vintage mirrors a symphony; each passing year is akin to an unfolding movement—a testament to its investment-worthy pedigree.

In sum, Domaine Leroy's 1999 Nuits St Georges aux Allots epitomises the confluence of a near-perfect climatic narrative with viticultural genius. Unquestionably one of the stars from Côte de Nuits' late 20th-century offerings, this wine captures not simply the essence of Pinot Noir from its celebrated appellation but also frames a moment in time when nature and human artistry composed a remarkable vinous tableau. As we gaze upon two decades passed since its harvest, this noble wine continues to narrate its story—one that remains inherently compelling for all who partake in its ongoing journey.

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The 1999 Nuits Saint-Georges Aux Allots from Leroy was still very powerful on the nose with "thickset" red berry fruit, a hint of blue fruit and a struck match scent that did not quite fit in. The palate is again powerful and dense, in my opinion my reflective of the 1999 growing season rather than the terroir, a village cru straining to flex its muscles and be treated as a premier cru. You admire that ambition, and yet it never quite achieves the nuance and complexity on the finish that would convince you of that. It is undeniably a delicious Aux Allots but one that did not trigger an intellectual or emotional response. Tasted January 2017.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 28 February 2017

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