Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Beaux Monts

1990 Vosne les Beaux Monts

By Domaine Leroy

1990 Vosne les Beaux Monts from Domaine Leroy, Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy, France

The 1990 vintage in Burgundy has elicited profound reverence among connoisseurs and investors alike. Domaine Leroy, a maison renowned for its meticulous cultivation and vinification, presented an exemplary expression of the vintage with the mythic 1990 Vosne les Beaux Monts.


Embodiment of Elegance: The 1990 Vintage

As wine narratives unfold, the 1990 vintage stands out for its harmonious climate throughout the growing season — culminating in wines that possess a precocious allure. The 1990 Vosne les Beaux Monts from Domaine Leroy displays an ethereal balance of concentrated flavour and delicate poise. Tasting reveals a tapestry of succulent red fruits, laced with sublime notes of violets and an underlying mineral tension that anchors its silken texture. One discovers layers unfurling with each sip: hints of spiced plum, orange zest, and a whisper of forest floor that speaks to three decades of graceful evolution in bottle.


An Unwavering Star in Wine Investment

From the standpoint of investment, the stature of Domaine Leroy's output cannot be overstated. This particular bottling from Vosne-Romanée carries forward Madam Leroy's legacy — the alchemy of meticulous selection and terroir-driven winemaking shines brightly here.

The provenance and impeccable cellaring potential make the 1990 Vosne les Beaux Monts a sine qua non for any collector aiming to diversify their portfolio with a legend from a vaunted Burgundian vintage. Its rarity and demand consistently buoy its value on the secondary market, marking it as one of the more judicious blue-chip inclusions in wine investment circles.

In sum, this wine encapsulates both the spirit and letter of Burgundian excellence. The 1990 Vosne les Beaux Monts from Domaine Leroy is a testament to the year's exceptional harvest, bestowing upon it a timeless character that is poised for appreciation both sensory and fiscal.

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The 1990 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts is deeper, firmer and more muscular than the 2000 that I drank alongside it, but nor could it match its younger sibling for aromatic range, finesse or charm. For the better part of an hour, it showed brilliantly, delivering complex aromas of spices, wild berries, orange rind, plums, smoked meats and creamy oak, but later in the evening, the rather roasted quality that often distinguishes the 1990 red Burgundy vintage became more and more prominent. It's a medium to full-bodied, nicely balanced wine with fine, chalky structuring tannins and tangy acids, but in the final analysis, it couldn't equal the performance of the 2000.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 30 April 2021

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