Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

2005 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

By Domaine Leroy

2005 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 2005 vintage in Burgundy has many a seasoned oenophile's heart aflutter, and the intricately layered Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy stands proudly amongst the standout expressions of this acclaimed harvest. With four decades spent chronicling the shifting sands of enological excellence, one learns to approach each bottle as a repository of not just flavour but history – and the 2005 vintage speaks volumes.


Investing in Elegance: The Qualities of a Premier Vintage

In the world of fine wines, investment value isn't derived merely from an illustrious name or favourable appellation – although Domaine Leroy's Nuits St Georges certainly benefits from both – but from the distinctiveness and longevity of a particular vintage. Here, the 2005 vintage manifests itself with transcendent grace, offering both immediate pleasure and excellent potential for cellaring.


The Weight of Weather: 2005's Endearing Legacy

The climatic patterns of 2005 proffered optimal conditions, allowing the fruit of Nuits St Georges to achieve impeccable ripeness without surrendering the quintessential tension between power and elegance. Upon nosing, one is greeted by an olfactory ballet; notes of dark cherry, licorice, and truffle pirouette with fragrant earthiness. The palate-utter sophistication-a deep essence of red and black fruits riding atop a wave of silky tannins that etch a finish as enduring as it is engaging.

For enthusiasts seeking to indulge or investors looking to enrich their portfolios, it is imperative to acknowledge the robust provenance of this bottle. Domaine Leroy's scrupulous approach to winemaking ensures that each vineyard’s narrative is told unabridged-a quality that discerning collectors will doubtlessly appreciate.

Decanting the 2005 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots reveals further complexities; it unveils layers that are lush yet composed, with a finesse that bespeaks its heritage. This vintage enacts an exquisite balance between its youthful vigour and maturation’s noble touch—a masterful feat achieved by few vintners but one that Domaine Leroy has deftly captured within its storied terroir.

It can be said without hyperbole that this wine encapsulates the profound potential latent within the storied soils of Burgundy—potential realised only through perfect synergy between nature's largesse and human skill. For those keen on delving into fine wine investment, or equally for those intent on savoring heritage poured into glass, the 2005 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy offers an opportunity as rare as it is rewarding.

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Leroy’s 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Boudots smells of black cherry, beet root and black chocolate. Polished and suave on the palate, with pure, sweet black cherry and raspberry fruit in both liqueur-like and fresh forms (as with so many of the wines in this collection), it also displays deep meat and mushroom stock and a singed, caramelized edge to the fruit. This epitomizes the concept “layered,” but on the other hand, it leaves no nooks or crannies for warts or quirky complexities to inhabit because it’s seamless. Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400

David Schildknecht - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2007

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