White and Red Bourgogne from Leroy. The benchmarks!

White and Red Bourgogne from Leroy. The benchmarks!

Benchmark Bourgogne!
It has been quite some time since we last offered Leroy's Bourgogne. Each time we do we have a tremendous response.
Leroy's Bourgogne are the benchmarks for these wines and today we have a white and red.
Lalou-Bize Leroy is held in very high regard around the world amongst journalists and critics alike and her wine is celebrated amongst the finest every year. That said, these wines are rarely sent to media and there is very little information ever available on them. 
Her Bourgogne Rouge is considered to drink well above Bourgogne level and in an article in the L.A Times by S. Irene Virbilia wrote: "This is classic Pinot Noir from one of the greatest names in Burgundy. Domaine Leroy's lineup ranges from this Bourgogne Rouge to bottles costing hundreds of dollars. And though the price may seem high for an entry-level Burgundy, the 2003 Bourgogne Rouge is better than many premier crus at twice the price. With its gorgeous fruit and exquisite balance, this is no simple Burgundy, and Lalou Bize-Leroy is no average winemaker. Get it before it's snatched off the shelves. No need to put it away: It's drinking beautifully now. Pour it with grilled duck breast, lamb chops or a simple steak."
 
Here are a few other quotes...
"It's not so much that the wines are powerhouses of exceptional concentration, so much as they are just so harmonious and seamless that you can't help but admire their grace and inner beauty." Allen Meadows
 
"Leroy stands virtually alone at the top of Burgundy's quality hierarchy... her wines embarrass much of what is produced... a portfolio of red and white Burgundies that qualitatively have no peers." Robert Parker
 
"This is the greatest estate in Burgundy... The sheer concentration, depth and intensity Lalou Bize-Leroy manages to squeeze into her bottles is breathtaking." - Clive Coates MW
 
"Leroy is one of the legendary producers in Burgundy - a domaine formed and managed by the equally legendary Mme. Lalou Bize-Leroy." - Steen Öhman
 
"Burgundy's most celebrated vigneronne." - Jancis Robinson
 
"Absolute perfection... an absolute reference." - La Revue du Vin de France
 
"Their finesse and persistence of flavour is extraordinary." - Decanter Magazine
 
"Mesmerizing wines." Neal Martin
Be quick, these won't last.
Leroy Bourgogne Blanc 2016
$157.50 a bottle
This Bourgogne Blanc offers a level of fruit intensity and extraction that is uncommon for white Burgundy. Meticulous in its integration of oak to the texture, there's lots of ripe fruit, long-lasting flavors and a fine, laser-sharp finish.
With hints of white flower and grapefruit that give way to precise minerality, the finish lasts on the palate for several minutes revealing subtle apple and pear. A complex nose of Chardonnay fruit and herbal notes combines with delicious, solidly concentrated flavors that deliver excellent length and acidity.
A compelling wine, with great freshness and verve but plenty of ‘burgundiness’ as well.
Leroy Bourgogne Rouge 2014
$149.95 a bottle
The powerful but pretty Maison Leroy Bourgogne Rouge 2014 was released a year later than the ’15 as Madame felt it needed more time. Shades of both light and dark, with coolness at the same time as brooding, dark earthy tones. Spicy cherry and blackberry fruit over gravel. Good sense of depth to the palate, which has immediate power and firm acidity to kick it along. Chewy but fine tannins frame the palate of this modern and fresh Bourgogne Rouge with substance and presence.
Orders may also be placed to tracey@grandmillesime.com.au or phone (03) 9326 5737. The wines will be available for delivery next week.
 
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