Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Brulees

2013 Vosne les Brulees

By Domaine Leroy

2013 Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The enthralling 2013 Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy is a distinguished instance of how a challenging vintage can be transformed by the maestros of viticulture into a fascinating libation. Domaine Leroy's reputation for precision in the vineyard and the cellar shines through in this wine that faced Burgundy's capricious climatic conditions head-on.

 

A Harbinger of Excellence

With expectations always skywards for any offering from Domaine Leroy, the 2013 Vosne les Brulees met the trials of an erratic growing season with resilience. The vintage encountered an unpromising start with damp, cool weather; however, a redeeming late-summer warmth coaxed the full potential from the Pinot Noir grapes nestled in the esteemed Vosne-Romanée appellation. The consequence is a wine with radiant charm and a complexity that beguiles serious connoisseurs and investors alike.

 

The Quintessence of Pinot Noir

The hallmarks of 2013 Vosne les Brulees bespeak its illustrious pedigree. This wine exhibits an alluring spectrum of aromatics, from ripe red cherries to an undercurrent of exotic spices, derived from its celebrated terroir. The palate is graced with a silken texture, counterpoised by a vibrant acidity that bequeaths longevity—enviable attributes for investors seeking to enrich their cellars with wines that promise development over time.

The finish—itself a virtuoso performance—lingers with a persistence that echoes the tenacity of this challenging vintage. Though 2013 was not without its tribulations for Burgundy, Domaine Leroy has rendered a rendition of Vosne les Brulees that stands as persuasive evidence of their mastery over both vine and vicissitude.

 

Verdict: A Testament to Adversity Overcome

As we savour the 2013 Vosne les Brulees from Domaine Leroy, it becomes vividly clear how adeptly the winemaker has sculpted this vintage's story into every sip. An epitome of investment-grade wine, it offers both immediate pleasure and the firm promise of evolving sophistication. For those poised to extend their portfolios within the sphere of fine Burgundian artistry, this impeccable creation is an essential consideration. With every glass poured, its narrative will fascinate afresh—a vinotheque's treasure indeed.

Market price (SGD)

$106,840.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

4923.08

Scores and tasting notes

92-94

The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Brulées has a very intense bouquet, a little more floral than I was anticipating, with wilted violets scents chaperoning the black cherry and wild strawberry fruit. The palate is linear and poised, with tensile tannin: strict at first, but that latent concentration fans out gloriously on the tender finish that belies the structure. Sublime.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2014

Vintage performance