Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Brulees

1997 Vosne les Brulees

By Domaine Leroy

1997 Vosne les Brûlées from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The enigmatic 1997 vintage from Burgundy often sidesteps the limelight in favour of its more celebrated antecedents and successors. Yet, in this quieter resonance lies a treasure trove for the astute fine wine investor, particularly when one considers the 1997 Vosne les Brûlées from Domaine Leroy – a bottle that beautifully encapsulates the year's unique narrative.


A Vintage with a Voice

Domaine Leroy's storied precision in viticulture and vinification brought to bear a release that has, over the years, matured into a vintage expressing remarkable poise and complexity. The cooler spells interspersed with warm sunshine during the 1997 growing season gifted the Vosne les Brûlées vines a prolonged ripening period; they benefitted from this measured dance between meteorological whimsy and exactitude.

A tasting of the 1997 Vosne les Brûlées reveals a symphony of luscious red fruit encased in a patina of serenity that only time can weave. One notices whispers of raspberry and cherry orchestrating a beguiling interplay, while subtler intonations of earthy spice speak of Vosne-Romanée's revered terroir.


An Investment Perspective

From an investment vantage point, the 1997 vintage brings forth an attractive proposition; its evolutionary trajectory promises additional layers of complexity as it continues to cellar with grace. Furthermore, Domaine Leroy’s unwavering reputation for crafting exquisitely refined wines assures demand among collectors and connoisseurs alike.

In summary, this nuanced and quietly confident vintage stands as an exemplar of Burgundian elegance. Patient investors will be wise to account for the age-worthy structure and alluring potentiality of the 1997 Vosne les Brûlées from Domaine Leroy – a distinct bottle that continues to articulate the subtleties of its year with increasing eloquence.

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The ruby/purple-colored 1997 Vosne-Romanee aux Brulees reveals a richly spicy nose, filled with red and black cherries. This plump, glycerine-imbued, oily textured, and broad wine offers super-ripe, spiced red fruit characteristics. Thick, harmonious, elegant, and extremely persistent, this complete wine should be at its best between 2001-2010. 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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