Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Genaivrieres

2013 Vosne les Genaivrieres

By Domaine Leroy

2013 Vosne les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

With each swirl of the glass, the 2013 Vosne les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy articulates the intricacies of a vintage that challenged Burgundy with its climatic whims. Infamous for its late and damp start, the year quietly matured into an embodiment of grace under pressure; it is a testament to the astute precision of Burgundy's vignerons.

 

Nuanced complexity, a hallmark of sophisticate investment

The narrative of 2013 in Vosne-Romanée is one penned with sober resilience—Domaine Leroy's Les Genaivrieres is no different. A veneer of potent aromatics greets the connoisseur: a fragrant ledger chronicling tales of wild berries, the forest floor after early autumn rains, and delicate spices that whisper the secrets of the vineyard's terroir.

Upon tasting, this wine unfurls with elegance, offering nuanced layers akin to finely woven silk. The acidity is keen yet refined, providing a yin to the yang of ripe, dignified tannins—a balance uncharacteristic of youth, suggesting exceptional ageing potential. The palate encounters a tapestry of red and black fruits which graduate to earthier undertones, and finally settle into a lithe dance of oak-infused vanilla and clove, ever so subtly reminding us of its dignified rearing in French barriques.

 

An emblematic reflection of time and terroir

To invest in the 2013 Vosne les Genaivrieres is to invest in a snapshot of a moment etched by nature and man. For savvy collectors, this vintage stands as a beacon—a reflection not just of climatic adversity but also human triumph through viticultural sagacity.

As I ponder upon the 2013 Vosne les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy, it emerges clear that only a vignoble d'exception can encapsulate such complexity—an alchemy born through patience and perseverance. Herein lies an offering that transcends mere beverage; it is an artefact for those who discern not only the quality but also the context behind what fills their chalice.

In closing, Domaine Leroy's mastery in transforming a challenging season into a promising fine wine narrative makes the 2013 Vosne les Genaivrieres an exalted candidate for long-term wine investment diversification—inviting discerning palates and astute investors alike into an intimate Burgundian experience fashioned through fortitude and finesse.

Market price (SGD)

$63,100.00

12x75cl

Highest score

90

POP score

3780

Scores and tasting notes

89-91

The 2013 Vosne-Romanée les Genevrieres has a broody, introspective, sea spray-tinged bouquet that opens beautifully in the glass, but there is something saturnine here, aromatics indifferent to getting to know you. The palate is medium-bodied with a "confit" entry, gently grippy tannin structure and an effortless mineral-rich finish, if not quite the length of a top vintage.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2014

Vintage performance