Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

2003 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

By Domaine Leroy

2003 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

A beacon of Burgundian brilliance, the 2003 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy is a testament to the vintage's resilience amid climatic challenges. The heat of the 2003 summer in Burgundy pushed vines to their limits, yet in the skilled hands at Domaine Leroy the result was nothing short of remarkable—a wine that exudes both power and finesse.


Refined Elegance in a Year of Extremes

The 2003 vintage was not for the faint-hearted. Scorching temperatures led to an exceptionally early harvest, with conditions veering towards the unprecedented. Confronted by such intensity, some vineyards struggled; however, the old vines of Nuits St Georges' climat 'Aux Boudots' displayed extraordinary depth, drawing from their terroir's revered minerality to forge elegance out of excess heat.

This 2003 red Burgundy enchants with an aromatic bouquet interlacing ripe red fruits with a sotto voce whisper of earthiness and spice. On the palate, it is luxurious yet balanced. The temperature-induced concentration has bequeathed it with lush textures and a complex profile evoking cherries, blackcurrants, and subtle truffle hints—all framed by sophisticated tannins and an enduring finish.


A Vintage Embraced by Investors

For connoisseurs and wine investors alike, the 2003 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy offers an opulent snapshot of history. Its poise under pressure has become a celebrated storyline amongst Burgundy enthusiasts seeking uniquely storied bottles for their collections. Its collectability is matched by its drinking window, which remains generously accommodating after years of maturation.

Prospective investment in such a bottle speaks to both its ascendancy in prominence—thanks in part to its acclaimed producer—and its undeniable singularity as a product of 2003's trials. This vintage undeniably belongs to a cadre where robust wines have been tempered into expressions of unrivalled character.

Regularly revisiting this resplendent vintage signifies not merely an immersion into one of Burgundy's storied chapters but an opportunity to appreciate how great wines can reach new pinnacles when challenged. The 2003 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots holds its own as a luminous emblem within Domaine Leroy's prestigious cachet—a must-consider for any serious portfolio or personal cellar with eyes towards both enjoyment and long-term value.

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An exceptional effort, the red and black cherry-scented 2003 Nuits-St.-Georges Aux Boudots, reveals huge depth of fruit as well as a medium-bodied, silky-textured character. Powerful yet refined and seductive, it regales the palate with pure, soft, plump red cherries. In addition, this beauty possesses an admirably long, seamless finish. Drink it over the next 10 years. Represented by Leroy, Inc., San Rafael, CA; tel. 415-457-4811, various importers, including Martine’s Wines, Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400; Stacole Imports, Boca Raton, FL; tel. (800) 741-7791; Lauber Imports, Somerville, NJ; tel. (908) 725-2100; and MacArthur Beverages, Washington, DC; tel. (202) 338-1433

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 28 August 2005

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