Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Genaivrieres

2005 Vosne les Genaivrieres

By Domaine Leroy

2005 Vosne Les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the grand tapestry of Burgundy's fabled wines, the 2005 Vosne Les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy emerges as an especially radiant thread. In a vintage lauded for its remarkable harmony and structure, this wine stands as a testament to the meticulous cultivation of one of Burgundy's most illustrious domains.


The Serenade of 2005: A Vintage Echo

Though the legendary Domaine Leroy needs scant introduction among oenophiles, it is the 2005 vintage of its Vosne Les Genaivrieres that we find particularly poised for the sagacious investor's portfolio. The season's serendipitous clime - a temperate spring followed by an ideally warm summer - carried into autumn with grace, ensuring grapes of exceptional ripeness and balance.

The result, bottled in this profound expression from Vosne-Romanée, is a Pinot Noir that exudes confidence and poise. The 2005 uniquely captures that ephemeral equilibrium — a perfumed nose layered with aromatics of cherry, delicate violets, and a whispered hint of damp earth. On the palate, one marvels at the structured tannins clasping velvety fruit; a symphony of flavors where each note resonates with intention and finesse.


An Investment Bottled in Time

For those considering an embrace with the art of wine investment, Domaine Leroy's 2005 Vosne Les Genaivrieres beckons with its proven cellar-worthy pedigree and ascending desirability. As each year passes, these bottles distill their narrative into ever more concentrated lore - becoming treasures sought after by connoisseurs hunting for vinous rarity and excellence.

The 2005 vintage for Domaine Leroy was not merely about harvesting grapes; it was about capturing a momentous snapshot of Burgundian splendor. And in the vessel of the Vosne Les Genaivrieres lives the essence of this singular year — an essence that continues to deepen in intrigue with every passing moment. Such cachet aides not only in olfactory delight but in wise aspiration for value appreciation amongst discerning collectors.

If your portfolio seeks to be graced by a wine which threads together a storied terroir, impeccable craftsmanship, and a vintner’s dream year, look no further than 2005 Vosne Les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy; a paragon inviting unhurried contemplation and promising prospective returns on investment as rich as its bouquet.

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From just outside the winery and across the road from the Clos de Reas, Leroy’s 2005 Vosne-Romanee Aux Genaivrieres displays resin- and spice-tinged cassis and plum aromatics. Lovely dark berries, black truffles, moss, subtle muskiness and animality mark its very ‘05 and very noir palate, like an expansive, magic forest of flavors. The wine finishes with remarkable refinement and delicacy of plum and cherry fruit and a continuation of myriad mysterious fungal, scrub and animal shadings. Flatteringly creamy, it, however, shows a more tender and less obviously rich, sweet personality than most of Leroy’s wines. Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400

David Schildknecht - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2007

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