“I can only describe tasting through a complete flight of bottled Leroy as one of the great wine experiences in the world.” Antonio Galloni, Vinous (2015)
“Lalou Bize-Leroy doesn’t miss a beat. The years may pass, but Bize-Leroy remains a beacon of uncompromising quality and a fountain of strong deeply held convictions.” Antonio Galloni, Vinous (2014)
“This is the greatest estate in Burgundy…” Robert Parker
“The sheer concentration, depth and intensity Lalou Bize-Leroy manages to squeeze into her bottles is breathtaking.” Clive Coates MW
Allen Meadows (Burghound) enthuses that: “The descriptor ‘stunning’ isn’t praise enough…”
“Lalou Bize-Leroy. The controversial Lalou must drive many Burgundians crazy given the extraordinary quality of her wines, and the high prices they fetch. She is un uncompromising winemaker, with a portfolio of red and white Burgundies that qualitatively have no peers.” Robert Parker
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Available Now: Maison Leroy Collection
The Maison Leroy Collection wines are effectively Madame Leroy's negociant arm. Each year her three courtiers present her with a selection of unlabelled wines and she tastes them with no knowledge of price or provenance. Staking her considerable reputation on her expert palate and market knowledge, she selects the Maison’s outturn from what she has tasted. Completing the elevage herself, she makes the selected wines sing.
We visited Auxey-Duresses in February to taste this year's releases with Leroy's Gilles Desprez. As expected, the collection was incredible, and it was met with fervent interest when we offered the wines to our clients a few weeks later.
We currently have Maison Leroy's 2014 Bourgogne Rouge available. The 2014 vintage is a real classic vintage for red Burgundy offering great freshness as well as concentration. The pinot noir has a dark, bright core. Very pure, inviting, attractive, perfumed nose. Fleshy dark cherry, redcurrants and fresh raspberry. The wine is nicely weighted and shows excellent balance throughout, with core of sweet red fruit supported by bright, refreshing acidity. Not overripe, more classic in feel than the 2015, for example. This is a very pretty, delicious and beautifully defined Bourgogne Rouge release from Leroy, given its fleshy fruit character and composition and balancing acidity, mean it can be enjoyed early, or will definitely reward 5-10 years cellaring.
We also have a small amount of the amazing 2015 Bourgogne Blanc from Maison Leroy. Pale lemon in colour. Very aromatic at this young stage, white peach, honeysuckle and blossom leaping from the glass with a touch of ripe yellow pear. Nicely weighted and very fresh in the mouth. Shows the open and inviting nature of whites in the 2015 vintage but still very young and possessing of more than enough acid, fruit and texture to suggest that it will fill out and keep improving in bottle.
Lalou Bize-Leroy’s wines are the benchmark against which practically all Burgundy is assessed and critics and collectors hold them in the highest esteem. According to Decanter Magazine: “Their finesse and persistence of flavour is extraordinary.” And as Robert Parker puts it: “Today, this is the greatest estate in Burgundy, producing uncompromising wines of irrefutable longevity and intensity.”
Over the last twenty years, through the popularity of her wines with our customers and our strong personal relationship with her, FINE+RARE has become a valued partner of Lalou Bize-Leroy. This gives us the enviable privilege of receiving a generous allocation of her wines and a personal invite to taste them with her each year. We receive the largest allocation of any UK wine merchant, coupled with our unparalleled experience trading these wines on the secondary market, makes FINE+RARE the place to buy Leroy's wines.
Due to the fleeting nature and tiny quantities associated with Leroy’s wines, we’d recommend contacting our Sales Director Craig Norton directly if you have any questions about the latest release and the allocation process. A Burgundy-lover who finds the variances and nuances of this region a never-ending fascination, Craig has personally visited Domaine Leroy a number of times and is perfectly positioned to offer advice on this exciting forthcoming release.
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