Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Beaux Monts

1997 Vosne les Beaux Monts

By Domaine Leroy

1997 Vosne les Beaux Monts from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

Among the coveted crus of Domaine Leroy, the 1997 Vosne les Beaux Monts is an unequivocal treasure — a Burgundian ballet of complexity and finesse. The '97 vintage, in particular, sets itself apart with an orchestrating balance that directs the palate with grace and authority. It's an exemplar of the vineyard's storied soil, exuding an embroidery of character that Lalou Bize-Leroy herself has nurtured through biodynamic craftsmanship.


A Vintage to Invest In

The particular climatic nuances of the 1997 season in Burgundy bestowed upon its grapes a remarkable constitution. The harvest yielded fruit that was both fully ripe and yet sustained by a lively acidity — conditions that bestowed upon the wines an enchanting duality of immediate allure and the promise of longevity. It positions the 1997 Vosne les Beaux Monts from Domaine Leroy as a compelling proposition for fine wine investors.


Eloquent Evolution: The 1997 Maturity

Twenty-four years on, this vintage sits comfortably in its plateau of maturity, offering a nose that invites contemplation with aromas of black cherry, earthy undertones, and a hint of exotic spice. A testament to Domaine Leroy's intuitive vinification, the palate is caressed by silken tannins and nuanced layers that conclude with a symphonic finish — echoing with echoes of its terroir.

For connoisseurs and collectors alike, this Vosne-Romanée offering is not merely a beverage; it's a dialogue with history. A showcase of its climatic year, it stands as one amongst champions in any discerning portfolio, displaying a profundity only achieved under the vigilant eye of a vintner’s artful hand.

Crowning this expression is an investment-worthiness as profound as its bouquet. The 1997 Vosne les Beaux Monts from Domaine Leroy affirms itself as more than just a memory; it is a vibrant vestige of '97 — alive and commanding consideration in both glass and cellar.

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The 1997 Vosne-Romanee Beaux Monts exhibits red fruits, roses, and candied orange wines in its profound aromas. This tannic, backward, and hyper-concentrated wine is powerful and intense, yet elegant and precise. If this wine can cope with its very present tannins, it will prove to be stunning. Projected maturity: 2005-2010+. Importers: Martine's Wines, Inc., San Rafael, CA; tel (415) 485-1800, and Paterno Imports, Chicago, IL; tel (847) 604-8900.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 October 1999

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