Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Brulees

1990 Vosne les Brulees

By Domaine Leroy

1990 Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the realm of fine wine investment, certain vintages soar above their peers with an esteem that is earned by the combination of prestigious terroir, meticulous winemaking, and fleeting serendipity. Such is the case with the 1990 Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy, a testament to a Burgundian winemaker's ability to harness a near-mythical harvest.

 

A Vintage Crowned by Nature's Generosity

The 1990 vintage in Burgundy was exceptional, a year when nature conspired to create conditions that were nothing short of miraculous. The season’s impeccable climate crafted wines of extraordinary balance, power, and depth. It is within this vintage that the 1990 Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy distinguishes itself not only as one of the finest examples of its kind but also as a beacon for collectors and investors alike.

 

Exquisite Complexity and Longevity

Captivating in its intricate layers, the 1990 Vosne les Brulees envelops the palate with a symphony of aromas – from ripe red fruits to haunting hints of truffle and spice. Each sip reveals a kaleidoscope of flavours honed by three decades of careful ageing; demonstrating how time has graciously worked its alchemy on this superlative Pinot Noir.

The prodigious concentration harmonises with a silky texture and considerable structure, producing an elegant yet powerful profile that is quintessentially Leroy. Inimitable minerality emerges through vibrant acidity, suggesting its longevity far exceeds its current age, posing immense potential for further evolution and rewarding patient investors.

 

Embodying the Essence of Vosne-Romanée

This wine’s pedigree is firmly rooted in the legendary limestone soils of Vosne-Romanée. Herein lies its majestic power - this vintage brandishes profound complexity intertwined with precise territorial expression. As it dances across the palate, it evokes images of ancient vines entwined with Burgundy's soulful earth, relaying depth and history in every drop.

In summation, the 1990 Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy stands out in the captivating theatre of fine wine investment. It emerges as a paragon of both an illustrious year and an unparalleled heritage; one piece in Burgundy’s mosaic of vinicultural masterpieces. A bottle in any connoisseur's collection could very well be considered not just an asset but also a treasure boasting provenance and impressive maturational potential.

Current market price

£53,050.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

3315.63

Scores and tasting notes

96

The sensational Vosne-Romanee-Les Brulees dramatically provides credibility for its name. The roasted nose of meat and smoky black fruit is flashy and extroverted. In the mouth, this wine exhibits a broad-shouldered, expansive, succulent texture, with oodles of flavor and glycerin, as well as heady alcohol to go along with the spectacularly rich, unctuous finish. Even though the tannins are noticeable, it is a thrilling wine to drink at present. It should be at its best by 1995 and last for 15 or more years. Importer: Martine's Wines, San Rafael, CA.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 October 1992

Vintage performance