Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Allots

2009 Nuits St Georges aux Allots

By Domaine Leroy

2009 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

Embarking on a journey through the esteemed appellations of Burgundy, one often encounters the masterful creations of Domaine Leroy. The 2009 vintage from this illustrious house brings to our palates the Nuits St Georges aux Allots – a consummate expression of the year's unique conditions and the domaine's meticulous craftsmanship.

 

Distinguished Provenance: A Hallmark of Excellence

The 2009 season graced Burgundy with almost perfect weather conditions, with an early flower set and optimal summer temperatures culminating in a harvest that was both abundant and of high quality. Such are the years that savvy fine wine investors mark in their calendars, for they presage vintages with immense potential for both enjoyment and valuation.

 

Ephemeral Elegance: The Essence of 2009 Captured

The 2009 Nuits St Georges aux Allots captures this ephemeral moment in its tapestry of flavours, presenting a mosaicism unmatched by other vintages. Earthy undertones and the quintessential Pinot Noir fruit tense together in a dance on the palate, where seasoned investors can appreciate the subtleties of redcurrants and black cherries interspersed with hints of violet and spice. One must admire how gracefully the tannins have integrated over time, forming a structure that is as robust as it is delicate – a dichotomy emblematic of this specific harvest from Domaine Leroy.

As we contemplate the investment merits of Burgundian wines, Domaine Leroy's offerings consistently stand out. The allure of such a vintage lies in its profound layers and exceptional balance, creating a narrative for connoisseurs and investors alike that resonates beyond the glass.

In closing, one can assert with confidence that the 2009 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy blossoms as a paragon among its peers. It encapsulates the transcendent qualities of its terroir during an auspicious year and poses an opulent opportunity for those who seek to diversify their portfolios with prestigious vintages that promise both pleasure and prosperity.

Current market price

£49,280.00

12x75cl

Highest score

92

POP score

4106.67

Scores and tasting notes

92

The 2009 Nuits St. Georges Aux Allots presents a softer, rounder style of Nuits. Crushed flowers, spices and sweet red berries sit on a core of silky tannins. This is an especially refined, textured Burgundy of immensely early appeal, even if it lacks the sheer excitement of the finest 2009s here. Still, readers looking for a good introduction to the vintage at Leroy might want to start here. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. This was my first opportunity to taste the 2009s from Domaine Leroy in bottle. Lalou Bize-Leroy was among the first, if not the first, to bottle her 2009s, so she naturally wanted to give the wines some time to recover before showing them. The wines are stunning. Readers who have an opportunity to taste them should not hesitate. As always, the style is one of textural richness and depth, but the2009s appear to have excellent underlying material as well. The attention to every detail at the Domaine is quite evident in these thrilling wines. My visit ended with a sample of the 2010 Chambertin from barrel. Why not go straight to the top? If that wine is representative of the year, Leroy fans will have another superb vintage to look forward to, although yields will be lower than the already minuscule production. Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-040

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 29 September 2011

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