Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

1995 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

By Domaine Leroy

1995 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The Burgundian tapestry of 1995 was intricately woven by a season that presented challenges, yet delivered unexpected rewards to those with meticulous vineyard management. The 1995 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy stands as a testament to the finesse achievable in such years, asserting its grace amid climatic adversities.


A Vintage Contoured by Nature’s Complexities

Burgundy's 1995 vintage saw spring frosts reduce yields, prompting a season of intense dedication to vine health. The result is a wasp-waisted production of profound concentration. Unearthing hidden treasures, the reduced yield brought forth an unexpected intensity in fruit character—a factor well-exploited by the skilful hands at Domaine Leroy.


Investing in Sheer Elegance and Maturity

The enduring allure of this particular Nuits St Georges justifies its desirability amongst collectors and investors. It glimmers with a maturity that conveys deep mahogany notes, earthy whispers of undergrowth, coupled harmoniously with the vestiges of vibrant red fruit—a signature of this remarkable parcel. The au Boudots lieu-dit, encapsulating the very soul of pinot noir mystique, finds one of its greatest expressions in the 1995 vintage; the vines at Domaine Leroy translating terroir into wine with poetic precision.

A quarter-century after its harvest, this wine remains resilient in structure yet refined in texture—attributes that bode exceptionally well for its longevity and continued evolution. With tannins softened yet stately, they beckon with an inviting richness that pairs sumptuously with its rousing acidity and complex bouquet.

In summary, the 1995 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy is an incandescent example of Burgundian craftsmanship under stress—one that offers sophistication and elegance to those discerning collectors wise enough to recognise its allure. A jewel in the crown of any serious fine wine investment repertoire, it resonates with the sagacity imparted by time.

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The handful of critics that whine about Mme. Leroy's wines all tasting the same should go to the trouble of acquiring and tasting her wines rather than repeating some of Burgundy's most appalling and viscous rumors. The proof is in the pudding, as her intense line-up of distinctly different 1995 Nuits demonstrates. Leroy's most profound Nuits is the benchmark-setting opaque and black-colored Nuits-St.-Georges Aux Boudots (250 cases). This extraordinary wine possesses an enthralling nose of wild berries, iron, stones and some intriguing saltiness. Explosive, powerful, elegant as well as velvety-textured and jam-packed with copious amounts of sweet red and black fruits, this is a wine of intense depth. It will be at its peak between 2005-2018. This note is the result of tastings I did in Burgundy between January 7 and January 29. The wine was tasted from cask, not bottle. Pinot Noir, a fragile varietal, reacts poorly to fining, filtration, and careless bottling techniques, I recommend caution when considering buying a red burgundy based on cask samples. I called it as I tasted it, and hope the bottled wine reflects the quality of the samples I was provided. I have included the cases production for the wine in order for readers to appreciate the rarity of Leroy's wines. Importer: Martine's Wines, San Raphael, CA; tel. (415) 485-1800.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 26 June 1997

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