Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Allots

2013 Nuits St Georges aux Allots

By Domaine Leroy

2013 Nuits St Georges aux Allots by Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

Among the patchwork of vineyards nestled in the storied terroirs of Burgundy, the 2013 vintage of Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy emerges as a testament to the finesse achievable in a challenging year. Not every vintner skirts the tightrope of climatic adversity with such grace, but Domaine Leroy's pedigree shines through in this compelling offering.


Exceptional Craft Reflecting Terroir and Time

In viticulture, nuance is the silver thread in the tapestry of wine. The year 2013 was marked by hurdles: a late start to spring, erratic weather during flowering, and a summer that swung between extremes. Yet, it is precisely these caprices that sculpted the 2013 Nuits St Georges aux Allots, endowing it with qualities that speak eloquently of resilience and adaptability.

The harvest's smaller yield concentrated the berries with more intense flavours. This risk-reward gambit paid off for Domaine Leroy, known for their low intervention philosophy. The hands of time and patient barrel maturation have coaxed out a layered complexity from this exemplary Pinot Noir.


A Vintage Sui Generis

On the nose, this nuanced wine exudes an olfactory ballet of dark cherries and ripe red fruit coupled with an earthy sotto voce of truffles and wet autumn leaves. The palate carries forth this aromatic promise with finesse; silky tannins play host to a mélange of blackberry and currant notes, while subtle acidity bestows a lingering finish reminiscent of a poised symphony – decrescendoing just so.

Commemorative to its year, the 2013 Nuits St Georges aux Allots from Domaine Leroy, braced by the winemaker's exceptional savoir-faire, charts its own course—a challenging vintage transmuted into a poignant narrative laced within every glass.

This vintage serves not only as an opulent pleasure to the senses but also represents an astute choice for fine wine investors. It illustrates how adversity can foster distinctiveness, which is often sought after in the investment landscape. It is, without question, one of the stars in the constellation of 2013 Burgundian wines.

In sum, the 2013 Nuits St Georges aux Allots is an emblematic reminisce of a veteran vintner's triumph over nature's fickleness—resulting in a wine that offers both complexity and promise to connoisseurs and investors alike.

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The 2013 Nuits Saint Georges Aux Allots has a taut, reserved and quite tertiary bouquet that takes time to unfold in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, a little savory in the mouth with a harmonious, spicy finish. This constitutes one of Lalou's more approachable earlier-drinking 2013s.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2014

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