Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

2002 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

By Domaine Leroy

2002 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 2002 vintage of the Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from venerable Domaine Leroy stands as a testament to the combination of a near-flawless growing season and winemaking artistry. This resplendent year, often overshadowed by the lauded millennium celebrations prior, unwaveringly proved itself to be one of the most harmonious vintages for Burgundy in the early 21st century.


Rarity Echoed Through Time

Domaine Leroy's esteemed parcels in Nuits St Georges aux Boudots achieved greatness in 2002, courtesy of a prosperous growing season marked by a hot, dry August that ensured optimal ripeness and concentration. The result? A wine of profound complexity and supremely balanced structure—a timeless treasure for both connoisseurs and investors.


Burgundian Brilliance: A Terroir-Driven Vintage

The 2002 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots showcases a classic Burgundian nose, brimming with expressive aromas of small red fruits, sous bois, and seasoned oak derived from meticulous ageing in French barrels. Insightfully crafted by Domaine Leroy's skilled hands, it's a wine that mesmerisingly captures the quintessential nuances of its terroir.

On the palate, this poignant 2002 offering reveals alluring layers that interlace ripe cherry and blackberry notes with undertones of earth and delicate spice. The finish resonates with astounding elegance and length—an attribute that astutely captures the essence of the estate's mastery in winemaking.


An Exemplary Investment Vintage

The formidable composure of the 2002 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots makes it an attractive prospect for fine wine investment. As it continues to thrive within the cellar's embrace, its value soars, echoing the vintage's distinctive allure. Unveiling such equilibrium between power and finesse underscores its potential for both long-term cellarage and imminent enjoyment.

In summary, it is a rare and enlightening privilege to partake in such genuineness of terroir joined hand-in-hand with an outstanding vintage. The contemplative depth and graceful maturity of the 2002 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy will undoubtedly enhance any discerning investor's portfolio whilst gracing their palate with an impeccable snapshot of Burgundian excellence.

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The 2002 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Boudots boasts Asian spice and black fruit aromas. More masculine and structured than the Vigneronde, it is broad shouldered, medium to full-bodied, and juicy. Loads of blackberries can be found throughout its powerful personality as well as in its long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2014. Note: This estate’s 2002s are not yet released. The above estimate is based on the prices of the 2001s, taking into account that the dollar has significantly dropped. Importers include: Martine’s Wines, Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400; and Lauber Imports, Somerville, NJ; tel. (908) 725-2100

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2004

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