Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Brulees

2014 Vosne les Brulees

By Domaine Leroy

2014 Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The elusive and enchanting 2014 Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy represents a vintage that commands the attention of fine wine enthusiasts and investors alike. As with each year's bounty, the unique climatic idiosyncrasies have cast a fascinating spell on this coveted vintage, offering distinct characteristics that burn brightly in the firmament of Burgundy's finest vintages.

 

A Harvest of Harmonious Hues

Burgundy’s 2014 season graced vignerons with conditions that married harmoniously with the prowess of Domaine Leroy. An initial concern over the cool and damp summer months was masterfully assuaged by an Indian summer that swept through the vineyards, nurturing the Pinot Noir grapes to a state of optimal ripeness which is reflected in the depth and complexity of this vintage.

The result is nothing short of miraculous: a lustrous ruby elixir that exudes a symphony of aromatics, dominated by ripe cherries, soft spices, and the unmistakable signature sous-bois (forest floor) that pinpoints its Vosne-Romanée heritage. Upon tasting, enthusiasts will be greeted with a velvety texture that entwines the red fruit profile with hints of liquorice and a touch of oak, articulated through an elegantly structured finish.

 

Investment-worthy Imbibe

A nod towards its investment potential cannot be overstated. The finesse of Domaine Leroy's craft in showcasing terroir-specific nuance presents 2014 Vosne les Brulees as a profoundly investable proposition. Poised gracefully between youth and maturity, this vintage holds the promise of evolution within cellars, encapsulating both immediate pleasure and long-term reward for patients connoisseurs.

In conclusion, one uncovers within the 2014 Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy, not merely another stellar Burgundy to covet, but a genuine illustration of climatic adaptation. It is a vintage woven from the fabric of its year—distinguished, expressive, and undeniably poised for those inclined towards the alchemy of time upon excellence in their wine investment portfolios.

Current market price

£68,410.00

12x75cl

Highest score

92

POP score

5700.83

Scores and tasting notes

91-93

The 2014 Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées is packed full of dark red berry fruit on the nose, just a hint of bay leaf and Earl Grey tea in the background. It is very precise. The palate is fresh and crisp, founded upon edgy tannin, very tensile and brooding especially on the finish that clams up a little, finished in tight-lipped and taciturn fashion.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2015

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