Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

2000 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

By Domaine Leroy

2000 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

As we delve into the treasures of Burgundy, Domaine Leroy stands out as a beacon for collectors and enthusiasts alike. The 2000 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy is testament to the deft craftsmanship woven through the fabric of their winemaking tradition. The vintage itself was a challenging one, with an erratic climatic pattern casting shadows of doubt on the potential harvest; however, under the scrupulous care of Lalou Bize-Leroy, the 2000 vintage emerged with grace and vigour.


Distinction in Every Drop

Holding a glass of the 2000 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots is akin to embracing Burgundy in its most profound essence. Structured yet agile, it masterfully encapsulates the bravery of viticulturists who navigate Burgundy's capricious skies. This particular parcel exudes an evocative bouquet – whispers of dark cherries and earth intertwine with hints of subtle oak influence, owing to measured maturation in casks.


A Convivial Vintage to Cherish

The palate is welcomed with robust tannins which have softened beautifully over the years, revealing a tapestry of complexity that hallmark this climat's charm. Layers unfurl to showcase ripe berry fruit harmonised by an underlying minerality and finishing touches of spice that linger beguilingly on the tongue. The 2000 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots showcases an admirable concentration and length, which will delight those fortunate enough to savour it.


An Investment Worthy of Connoisseurship

This vintage sings not just to the senses but also resonates with the astute wine investor. A year marked by triumph over adversity has rendered this Domaine Leroy offering an object of fascination in both cellars and portfolios. Its development over the past two decades underscores the wine's enduring appeal and suggests potential for future growth.

In summation, the 2000 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy encapsulates a moment in Burgundian history where skill triumphed over climatic challenge, resulting in a wine that delights aficionados and augurs well as a distinctive addition to any fine wine investment array. It stands as a beacon for those seeking to capture the quintessence of Nuits St Georges' terroir couched within an intriguing vintage narrative.

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An exceptional wine, one that transcends its vintage, the medium to dark ruby-colored 2000 Nuits-St.-Georges Aux Boudots stands with the finest Boudots this famed estate has produced. Its deep, plummy, black fruit-filled aromatics lead to a concentrated, medium to full-bodied personality. Wonderfully supple, it penetrates the palate, unleashing harmonious waves of sweet blueberries, dark cherries, and black raspberries. This elegant, seamless, feminine wine possesses an exceptionally long, silky finish. Drink it over the next 9 years. Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy liked both the 2000 and 2001 vintages, stating that she was “rather pleased with the 2001s as they will bring lots of joy to those who drink them young” and that the 2000s “are candied fruit, reduction of fruit, the essence of fruit.” Many Burgundians chose to bottle their 2001 early in order to “trap” the fruit in the bottle, but Bize-Leroy beat them all to the punch, having completed the bottling process by early September, 2002. Typically an early bottler, Mme. Bize-Leroy felt that the 2001s would lose their fruit to either oxidation or the required sulfuring if left in the barrel for a longer elevage. Overall, Domaine Leroy’s 2001s are a success, though many were found to reveal stemmy, woody tannin in their finishes. If this characteristic melts away quickly, my scores on those wines will appear overly conservative. Importer: Martine’s Wines, San Raphael, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2003

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