Domaine Leroy   Richebourg Grand Cru

2013 Richebourg Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

2013 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

Within the prestigious enclave of Burgundian viticulture, the 2013 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy emerges with a stunning account of tenacity and elegance. The vintage of 2013 was not without its challenges; a cool and temperamental spring gave way to a somewhat reluctant summer, arresting the vivacity of pinot noir to conjecture intensely refined and structured wines.


Precise and Poised: The 2013 Vintage Unveiled

Domaine Leroy's interpretation of this peculiar climatic dance has been nothing short of masterful. In this challenging year, the rigorous biodynamic practices and the unswerving attention to detail administered by Lalou Bize-Leroy and team set the stage for a Richebourg that articulates the precise qualities of its terroir with an exceptional voice. The relatively low yields of 2013 have birthed a wine with concentrated complexity, evident in its multifaceted bouquet.


Burgundy's Whispering Elegance

The 2013 Richebourg Grand Cru murmurs seductively of dark cherries and ripe strawberries, interwoven with whispers of exotic spices and earthy undertones – stimulation for the olfactory senses that beckons one into the glass. On the palate, it unfurls with confidence, ensuring each sip delivers a balanced confluence of acidity and tannin that will undoubtedly continue to harmonize beautifully over time – making it a formidable contender for wise investors seeking to embellish their collection.

One may articulate, this vintage defied adversity to capture an expression of pinot noir that will mature in bottle like prose penned in indelible ink upon parchment; evolving, yet never losing the idiosyncratic character of its inception year.


A Wine Investment Both Compelling and True

The 2013 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy promises an exalted journey for those aspiring to add veritable gems to their wine portfolio. It is an acquisition that resonates well beyond mere opulence; it is a homage to artistry and perseverance amidst nature's uncertainties; a narrative woven within each cellar-worthy bottle. This seductive investment aligns with distinguished tastemakers poised to celebrate the profound depth and longevity inherent in one of Burgundy’s finest parcels.

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The 2013 Richebourg Grand Cru has a more floral bouquet compared to the Romanee Saint Vivant, at least at the moment. It is very complex: black fruit rather than red, with hints of wilted violet petals and damp moss aromas developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with enormous structure and dimension. It is extremely complex, to the point where I found it difficult to find the right words! It just has a sense of authority and an incredible length that gently grips the mouth and stays there for two minutes after this ineffable wine has departed. Magnificent.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2014

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