Domaine Leroy   Richebourg Grand Cru

2015 Richebourg Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

2015 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy

Within the vaunted echelons of fine wine, the 2015 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy represents an investment-worthy pillar of vinous splendour. This superb vintage from the revered Domaine Leroy is a paragon of Burgundy's profound legacy, a testament to the deft interplay between nature and human artistry.

 

An Exemplary Harvest, An Exquisite Vintage

Burgundy's 2015 vintage was marked by an early, expedient harvest, thanks to favourable climatic conditions that coalesced to create a laudable harmony of ripeness and structure. In particular, the Richebourg Grand Cru vineyard was graced with optimal conditions, resulting in grapes of exquisite concentration—factors that conferred upon the wines a sublime balance of power and finesse. In the hands of Domaine Leroy's meticulous oenologists, these precious berries were transformed into a liquid tapestry of Burgundian majesty.

 

The Elegance of Ageing

The 2015 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy exhibits an aromatic palate rich with black cherries, summer earth, and seductive spice notes, unfurling its tale in elegant layers. As it ages gracefully, it reveals evermore complex nuances suggestive of its prestigious lineage and the nurturing terroir of its birth. The structured tannins are assertive yet sublimely integrated, promising a grand evolution for those patient investors who cellar this vintage with care.

In essence, this wine stands as a consummate exemplar amongst its peers for those with an eye for detail and an appreciation for esteemed vintages. It is indeed one of the crowning jewels in any fine wine portfolio, offering not only sensorial exultation but also robust potential for appreciation over time.

 

Connoisseur’s Summary

The 2015 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy is firmament-bound with each passing season in bottle. It offers veritable ageing potential and vivid expression of Burgundy’s incomparable terroir—a genuine asset to discerning investors and connoisseurs alike. In every swirl and sip, one finds an affirmation of this vintage's compelling investment credentials and deep pleasure reserves.

Current market price

£155,420.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

8634.44

Scores and tasting notes

98

The 2015 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy is an extraordinary wine that captures all the lavishness and power of this great grand cru, soaring from the glass with a deep bouquet of ripe black fruits, exotic spice, licorice and smoked duck. On the palate, the wine is huge and multidimensional, with extraordinary concentration and mid-palate depth, vibrant and full of energy despite its imposing scale. Such is the intensity of its finish that neither swallowing nor expectoration have any immediate impact: it's as if the wine's still there. While this will never have the complexity or elegance of the Romanée-Saint-Vivant, it represents the essence of Richebourg.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 29 March 2018

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