Domaine Leroy   Richebourg Grand Cru

2009 Richebourg Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

2009 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 2009 vintage in Burgundy was met with rapturous accolades and the anticipation for the grandeur it promised was palpable amongst oenophiles. Within this vintage pantheon, the 2009 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy is regarded with particular reverence.


A Vintage Crafted by Nature

The 2009 growing season in Burgundy heralded a summer of generous sunlight and optimal conditions leading to harvest. This providence cultivated grapes of exceptional ripeness, allowing for a Richebourg Grand Cru that embodies the seamless balance of intensity and elegance. It is a testament to the harmony between terroir and climatic fortuity.


Distinctive Qualities of the 2009 Richebourg Grand Cru

This particular expression from Domaine Leroy carries forth an aromatic opulence that sets it apart. There is a resplendent bouquet laden with black cherries, nuanced hints of rose petal, and the quintessential earthiness that Richebourg enthusiasts chase. An investment into this vintage is an investment in a wondrous expression of Burgundian mastery.

On the palate, there’s a complexity woven through its richly layered fruit core; poised tannins commune with a vibrant acidity that lifts the wine to a lingering finish – a hallmark of its investible quality. It is without question that the 2009 Richebourg Grand Cru has evolved beautifully in bottle, revealing depths and textures that hint at its exceptional ageing potential.


Enshrine Your Cellar with Elegance

Sophisticated investors seeking both depth and versatility in their portfolios will be rewarded by including the 2009 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy. It shines as one of the stars within a constellation of distinguished vintages, brought into being by an assembly of nature's graces and winemaker prowess. Uncorking or beholding its evolution will assure connoisseurs they possess a slice of enological nirvana.

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The 2009 Richebourg is breathtaking. Layers of dark fruit, spices, mint are some of the notes that flow from the glass. The Richebourg tannins are quite present, but the fruit has a nobility here that is simply unbelievable. This is a deep, penetrating wine that continues to blossom in the glass, showing tons of pedigree and class. The finish is beyond eternal. The Richebourg is a stand out in flight of extraordinary Burgundies. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039. This was my first opportunity to taste the 2009s from Domaine Leroy in bottle. Lalou Bize-Leroy was among the first, if not the first, to bottle her 2009s, so she naturally wanted to give the wines some time to recover before showing them. The wines are stunning. Readers who have an opportunity to taste them should not hesitate. As always, the style is one of textural richness and depth, but the2009s appear to have excellent underlying material as well. The attention to every detail at the Domaine is quite evident in these thrilling wines. My visit ended with a sample of the 2010 Chambertin from barrel. Why not go straight to the top? If that wine is representative of the year, Leroy fans will have another superb vintage to look forward to, although yields will be lower than the already minuscule production. Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-040

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 29 September 2011

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