Domaine Leroy "Echezeaux" Grand Cru 1955

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Domaine Leroy

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Domaine Leroy "Echezeaux" Grand Cru 1955

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Tasting note:

"A totally stunning wine, the 1955 Échézeaux takes things to another level. Dark, rich and sumptuous in the glass, the 1955 captures the essence of this site in its open, seductive personality. There is more than enough depth to support another decade-plus of exceptional drinking. Succulent red cherries, smoke, exotic spices and blood orange meld into the resonant, beguiling finish. In a word: magnificent! drinking window now-2030" 96 points Antonio Galloni 2015


Domaine Leroy

Domaine Leroy is arguably producing the greatest Burgundy wines on the Cote d`Or at present. Lalou Bize-Leroy started out as a négociant, working for her family's Maison Leroy, which was founded by her father, Henri, in Auxey-Duresses.

Lalou Bize-Leroy:

"I have said it so many times that it may be rebundant, but for readers who by-passed purchasing my heavyweight 1990 tome, Burgundy, let me repeat it - Lalou Bize-Leroy stands alone at the top of Burgundy's quality hierarchy. Because she is a perfectionnist, and because she has had the courage to produce wines from low yield and bottle them naturelly, without fining or filtration"." Robert Parker

Lalou Bize-Leroy also owns a quarter of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, where she was co-director until the other shareholders ousted her in 1992, partly because she had started a competing winery. In 1988 Lalou Bize-Leroy purchased the Domaine Charles Nöellat in Vosne Romanée and renamed it Domaine Leroy, which included the buildings and cellars which are now the domaine’s headquarters, and a wonderful array of vineyards including Richebourg, Romanée St Vivant, Clos de Vougeot, premiers crus Vignerondes and Boudots in Nuits and Beaumonts and Brulées in Vosne. The following year further vineyards were purchased from Domaine Philippe Remy, including Clos de la Roche, Latricières-Chambertin and Le Chambertin, while further holdings have been added since.

The vineyards

Lalou Bize-Leroy has 23 hectares of vines, mostly Premier and Grand Cru classified. In the vineyard Lalou practises biodynamism as well as severe pruning and crop-thinning. The result is ridiculously low yields.

Domaine Leroy is blessed with a heritage of ancient vines, in part because Lalou Bize-Leroy never grubs up and replants. Instead she replaces individual missing vines, from her own cuttings, but never too many at once in a given vineyard. These old vines combined with her training and pruning policy, restricting the bunches to just four per vine, explain in part the concentration of Leroy wines. The average yield across appellations and vintages at Domaine Leroy is around 16 hl/ha, according to Lalou.

In the cellar there is no winemaker (vinificateur) nor oenologist, André Porcheret not having been replaced when he left after the 1993 harvest. The grapes are of such quality that they do not need a winemaker! After rigorous deselection on the sorting tables, which employ as many people as there are pickers, the grapes are placed, stemmed and all, in wooden fermenting vats. After fermentation the wines are matured in new barrels from Cadus and François Frères.

All of her wines are amazingly concentrated and are the most highly prized and priced wines in Burgundy today.

Producent Domaine Leroy
Jaar 1955
Appellation Bourgogne
Climat Echezeaux
Flesgrootte 0,75 L
Aantal flessen 1
Conditie Nee
Waardering Nee