Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Allots

2007 Nuits St Georges aux Allots

By Domaine Leroy

2007 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The prestigious 2007 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy is a testament to the meticulous dedication to viticulture and enology. The 2007 vintage in Burgundy was marked by an erratic beginning with climatic challenges, yet it culminated in a harvest that surprised many with its finesse and balance.

 

Unveiling the Potential of 2007 Burgundy

Domaine Leroy's reputation for exquisite wines is consistently reflected across their remarkable portfolio. The 2007 vintage brought forth a dazzling showcase of their innate ability to extract the very essence of terroir while overcoming climatic capriciousness. The cooler conditions of late August and September allowed a patient maturation of the Pinot Noir grapes, lending a sophisticated complexity to the resultant wine.

 

Elegance and Evolution: A Collector’s Dream

With over a decade of quiet evolution in the bottle, the 2007 Nuits St Georges aux Allots presents an eloquent profile brimming with aromas of ripe cherries, earthy undertones, and a refined hint of spice. Its palate is mature, with interwoven threads of supple tannins and vibrant acidity, enhancing its storied elegance—a hallmark of Domaine Leroy's winemaking vision. Fine wine investors will be intrigued by its impeccable structure and continued potential for ageing. Fine wine aficionados will be captivated by its plush redolence and textural sophistication that emphasise this vintage's unique charm.

 

Investment Worthy: Ageing with Grace

The charm of the 2007 Nuits St Georges aux Allots' sophisticated bouquet and harmonious palate places it among the ranks of collectable vintages from Domaine Leroy. It is a contemplative wine; reflective of its year yet transcendent in its display of Burgundian finesse. For investors seeking to add a vintage that epitomises grace under climatic pressure, this offering is highly recommendable for diversifying one's portfolio with confidence.

In conclusion, the nuanced expression and storied resilience of the 2007 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy make it not just an endearing selection for connoisseurs appreciative of elegance and subtlety but also an engaging candidate for fine wine investment, speaking volumes about its collector’s value and promising potential for longevity.

Current market price

£39,120.00

12x75cl

Highest score

90

POP score

3912

Scores and tasting notes

90

The Leroy 2007 Nuits-St.-Georges Aux Allots exhibits bright cherry fruit akin to that of its immediate sibling from Lavieres, but here with greater sweetness; a more invigoration of tart fruit skin edge; and at the same time more tannic refinement. Notes of chalk accent a for 2007 unusually refreshing finish. Here is another wine of this collection one need have no compunction about enjoying in its youth, although I suspect it would continue to reward an owner for at least 6-8 years. The results Lalou Bize-Leroy achieved in 2006 – as I wrote in my previous red Burgundy report – were especially notable considering the misgivings she expressed early on about that vintage. She appeared more enthusiastic early on about 2007, but in this instance it’s far from merely notable – frankly, it’s utterly improbable – the richness and complexity that the Leroy team has achieved, especially considering that harvesting began here already on August 27! This collection is quite distinctive even from the very few others of its vintage that come even remotely close in quality. These 2007s display a sense of effortless effusiveness, primary juiciness, and – I don’t know how to put this less nebulously – elegance and in the best instances transparency, contrasting with the impressions of tumescent ripeness, coagulation, and new wood veneer that in some vintages accompany the profound richness of Leroy reds. As usual, the wines were all bottled in December, which at least in this vintage seems less difficult to reconcile with their exceptional quality than it does in vintages like 2005 or 2008, when so many of the other top practitioners of red Burgundy emphasize the need for longer elevage. Extremely low yields are of course also a common denominator among Bize-Leroy’s collections, although in the challenging 2007 vintage, she had somewhat more company than usual among fellow-vignerons in the roughly 20 hectoliter-per-hectare range. (And that was bounteous compared with the 13 hectoliters per hectare Bize-Leroy reports having managed in 2008, a vintage from which she did not want to show her bottled wines until June of this year, so that I shall publish notes on them in my follow-up to the present report.) Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400

David Schildknecht - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2010

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