Leroy (Domaine Leroy & Maison Leroy Collection)

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Leroy: The Importance

Leroy is one of the most prestigious names in the whole of Burgundy. Commanding occasionally eye-wateringly expensive prices and garnering impossibly high praise from virtually every wine critic that has tasted them. The quotes speak for themselves:

 

"Lalou Bize-Leroy stands virtually alone at the top of Burgundy's quality hierarchy... her wines embarrass much of what is produced in Burgundy.” and “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

 

"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, absolute perfection. More than a model, the wines are an absolute reference." - La Revue du Vin de France

 

"Their finesse and persistence of flavour is extraordinary." - Decanter Magazine

 

"The descriptor 'stunning' isn't praise enough..." - Allen Meadows

 

The iconic wines produced here are the benchmark against which practically all Burgundy is assessed by critics and connoisseurs. The final word goes to Robert Parker, who said: “Today, this is the greatest estate in Burgundy, producing uncompromising wines of irrefutable longevity and intensity.”
 

Leroy: The Insight

Alongside Domaine de la Romanée Conti and sister winery Domaine d’Auvenay, Leroy produces the most exclusive and highly-sought after wines of Burgundy. Across the vintages and throughout their entire range, their tiny output and immense quality mean an almost perfect storm where supply can never meet demand. This means that inevitably initial allocations disappear into private cellars immediately on release.  

 

Leroy is owned by Lalou Bize-Leroy, described by Jancis Robinson as “Burgundy’s most celebrated vigneronne” and “the queen of Burgundy”. Previously the co-manager of the iconic Domaine de la Romanée Conti, her empire now comprises three entities: Domaine d’Auvenay based around an old hunting lodge, the original Domaine Leroy and the Maison Leroy Collection.  Domaine Leroy forms the top tier and for many the pinnacle of Burgundian wine. The Maison Leroy Collection, a continuation of her father’s négociant business, is the “insider” buy and offers an affordable entry to the domain, something not provided by the likes of DRC. Leroy has no contract with any grape growers. Instead three courtiers present a selection of unlabelled wines to Lalou Bize-Leroy, who tastes them blind with no knowledge of price or provenance. She stakes her considerable reputation on her expert palate and market knowledge and selects the Maison’s outturn from what she has tasted. This is one of a few houses that can offer twenty, thirty or forty year-old wines that have lain unmoved in the cellar since bottling. Below you will find the wines from both Domaine Leroy and Maison Leroy Collection.

 

Due to the exclusivity of Leroy and Lalou Bize-Leroy’s “mesmerizing wines” (Neal Martin), it is virtually impossible to arrange a visit or secure an allocation. However, FINE+RARE have become a valued partner of Madame Leroy over decades selling her wine. This puts us in the privileged position of receiving the largest direct allocation of any UK wine merchant and an invitation to visit and taste with her each year. Therefore, although it is virtually impossible to predict which vintage of which appellation will come next, what is known is that FINE+RARE is the place to access Leroy. But please be aware that allocations sell out rapidly, so make sure your Account Manager is fully aware of your interest.  


Leroy: The Background

In the 1950s, Lalou Bize-Leroy began working for her father’s négociant business called Maison Leroy. She dedicated her time to studying the vineyards of Burgundy. She developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of the region’s terroir. By 1971 she was the Presdent/Directrice of Maison Leroy, accompanying her father to meetings at Domaine de la Romanée Conti, an investment her father had made in the 1940s giving him fifty percent ownership of the winery. Three years later Madame Leroy was the co-manager of DRC, where she worked until 1992, raising the status of the domain to its now astronomical level. However, for reasons that have garnered much speculation, Bize-Leroy left and turned her attention solely to her own businesses: Domaine d’Auvenay, Domaine Leroy and Maison Leroy. Lalou Bize-Leroy is often described as elfin, in fact Antonio Galloni has credited her with “the energy of a 20-year-old”, proven by her love of rock climbing. She restricts yields to four bunches per vine, implements rigorous quality control to ensure only perfect grapes make it into her wines, uses biodynamic viticulture, only replaces vines with her own cuttings and doesn’t employ an oenologist relying only on her own skills and the quality of her fruit. The company is one third owned by Takashimaya, the Japanese luxury department store and distributor.

 

Leroy’s impressive holdings include nine Grands Crus (Corton-Charlemagne, Corton-Renardes, Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Clos de Vougeot, Musigny, Clos de la Roche, Latricières-Chambertin and Chambertin) and eight Premier Crus (Volnay Santenots du Milieu, Savigny Les Beaune Les Narbantons. Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Vignerondes and Aux Boudots,Vosne-Romanée Aux Brûlées and Les Beaux Monts, Chambolle-Musigny Les Charmes and Gevrey Chambertin Les Combottes), yields are restricted to just four bunches per vine and only perfect grapes make it past the sorting table (Bize-Leroy employs as many pickers as harvesters). Biodynamic viticulture is strictly adhered to within the 23 hectares of old vines and she has not employed a winemaker or oenologist since 1993 and firmly believes that this is not a requirement of a domain with perfect fruit. And as Robert Parker says: “You will simply never get a disappointing bottle of wine from Bize-Leroy. Her wines not only reflect their appellations, but are Burgundy’s reference points.”

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2017 Bourgogne Aligote (2017 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2017 Bourgogne Aligote (2017 Release) Burgundy

£247.00
£24.00

2016 Bourgogne Blanc Leroy Burgundy

2016 Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£581.00
£581.00
£51.00

2016 Auxey Duresses Blanc Leroy Burgundy

2016 Auxey Duresses Blanc Burgundy

£2,367.00
£1,183.00

2016 Bourgogne Aligote (2016 release) Leroy Burgundy

2016 Bourgogne Aligote (2016 release) Burgundy

£247.00
£24.00

2016 Puligny Montrachet (2016 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2016 Puligny Montrachet (2016 Release) Burgundy

£731.00
£64.00

2015 Bourgogne Rouge Leroy Burgundy

2015 Bourgogne Rouge Burgundy

£535.00
£535.00
£48.00

2015 Bourgogne Blanc Leroy Burgundy

2015 Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£431.00
£431.00

2015 Montagny 1er Cru Leroy Burgundy

2015 Montagny 1er Cru Burgundy

£857.00
£857.00
£74.00

2015 Monthelie (2018 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2015 Monthelie (2018 Release) Burgundy

£1,363.00
£680.00

2015 Monthelie Leroy Burgundy

2015 Monthelie Burgundy

£1,381.00
£1,381.00
£689.00
£117.00

2015 Auxey Duresses Blanc Leroy Burgundy

2015 Auxey Duresses Blanc Burgundy

£1,241.00
£1,241.00

2015 Montagny Leroy Burgundy

2015 Montagny Burgundy

£688.00
£688.00

2015 Gevrey Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

2015 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

£4,828.00
£4,828.00

2015 Puligny Montrachet Leroy Burgundy

2015 Puligny Montrachet Burgundy

£3,693.00
£3,693.00

2015 Meursault Leroy Burgundy

2015 Meursault Burgundy

£3,415.00
£3,415.00
£285.00

2015 Vosne Romanee Beaumonts Leroy Burgundy

96.0

2015 Vosne Romanee Beaumonts Burgundy

96.0
£30,318.00
£30,318.00
£7,605.00
£2,535.00

2015 Nuits St Georges Leroy Burgundy

2015 Nuits St Georges Burgundy

£12,645.00
£6,323.00
£3,007.00
£1,054.00

2015 Clos Vougeot Leroy Burgundy

96.0

2015 Clos Vougeot Burgundy

96.0
£56,671.00
£4,751.00

2015 Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts Leroy Burgundy

2015 Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts Burgundy

£30,227.00
£30,227.00

2015 Pommard Les Vignots Leroy Burgundy

92.0

2015 Pommard Les Vignots Burgundy

92.0
£11,880.00
£5,941.00

2015 Nuits St Georges Les Boudots Leroy Burgundy

95.0

2015 Nuits St Georges Les Boudots Burgundy

95.0
£24,010.00
£6,011.00

2015 Montagny (2018 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2015 Montagny (2018 Release) Burgundy

£835.00
£418.00
£72.00

2015 Corton Renardes Leroy Burgundy

94.0

2015 Corton Renardes Burgundy

94.0
£63,704.00
£63,704.00

2015 Auxey Duresses Blanc (2018 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2015 Auxey Duresses Blanc (2018 Release) Burgundy

£1,563.00
£784.00

2015 Volnay Santenots Leroy Burgundy

2015 Volnay Santenots Burgundy

£22,076.00
£5,522.00

2015 Bourgogne Aligote Leroy Burgundy

2015 Bourgogne Aligote Burgundy

£1,019.00
£1,019.00

2015 Vosne Romanee Les Brulees (2018 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2015 Vosne Romanee Les Brulees (2018 Release) Burgundy

£42,120.00
£10,585.00

2015 Bourgogne Aligote (2019 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2015 Bourgogne Aligote (2019 Release) Burgundy

£908.00
£454.00
£78.00

2015 Clos Vougeot (2018 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2015 Clos Vougeot (2018 Release) Burgundy

£57,800.00
£14,545.00

2015 Corton Charlemagne Leroy Burgundy

2015 Corton Charlemagne Burgundy

£75,738.00
£37,969.00

2015 Pommard Les Vignots (2018 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2015 Pommard Les Vignots (2018 Release) Burgundy

£13,735.00
£3,433.00

2015 Volnay Santenots du Milieu (2018 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2015 Volnay Santenots du Milieu (2018 Release) Burgundy

£20,195.00
£5,048.00

2014 Bourgogne Blanc Leroy Burgundy

2014 Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£393.00
£393.00
Duty Paid £393.00
£36.00

2014 Montagny Leroy Burgundy

2014 Montagny Burgundy

£689.00
£60.00

2014 Latricieres Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

92.0

2014 Latricieres Chambertin Burgundy

92.0
£54,318.00
£13,665.00

2014 Clos Vougeot Leroy Burgundy

2014 Clos Vougeot Burgundy

£34,688.00
£2,902.00

2014 Bourgogne Rouge Leroy Burgundy

2014 Bourgogne Rouge Burgundy

£633.00
£633.00
£56.00

2014 Nuits St Georges Leroy Burgundy

2014 Nuits St Georges Burgundy

£3,403.00
£3,403.00
£853.00
£284.00

2014 Chorey Les Beaune Leroy Burgundy

2014 Chorey Les Beaune Burgundy

£1,487.00
£1,487.00

2014 Chassagne Montrachet Les Chenevottes Leroy Burgundy

2014 Chassagne Montrachet Les Chenevottes Burgundy

£3,541.00
£3,541.00
£296.00

2014 Bourgogne Aligote Leroy Burgundy

2014 Bourgogne Aligote Burgundy

£720.00
£720.00

2014 Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Leroy Burgundy

2014 Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Burgundy

£2,879.00
£2,879.00
£241.00

2014 Romanee St Vivant Leroy Burgundy

96.0

2014 Romanee St Vivant Burgundy

96.0
£37,424.00
£4,140.00

2014 Fixin Leroy Burgundy

2014 Fixin Burgundy

£2,639.00
£2,639.00

2014 Monthelie Leroy Burgundy

2014 Monthelie Burgundy

£1,867.00
£1,867.00

2014 Cotes de Nuits Villages Leroy Burgundy

2014 Cotes de Nuits Villages Burgundy

£1,361.00
£1,361.00

2014 Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes Leroy Burgundy

2014 Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes Burgundy

£19,490.00
£4,872.00

2014 Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot (2019 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2014 Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot (2019 Release) Burgundy

£3,992.00
£3,992.00
£1,995.00
£999.00

2014 Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes (2019 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2014 Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes (2019 Release) Burgundy

£21,263.00
£5,319.00
£1,774.00

2014 Savigny les Beaune les Narbantons (2019 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2014 Savigny les Beaune les Narbantons (2019 Release) Burgundy

£14,394.00
£3,598.00

2013 Richebourg Leroy Burgundy

2013 Richebourg Burgundy

£86,151.00
£86,151.00

2013 Clos Vougeot Leroy Burgundy

2013 Clos Vougeot Burgundy

£41,000.00
NEW
£20,600.00
£10,305.00
£3,433.00

2013 Savigny Les Beaune Les Narbantons Leroy Burgundy

90.0

2013 Savigny Les Beaune Les Narbantons Burgundy

90.0
£1,654.00
£1,654.00

2013 Vosne Romanee Les Genevrieres Leroy Burgundy

2013 Vosne Romanee Les Genevrieres Burgundy

£11,425.00
£952.00

2013 Meursault Leroy Burgundy

2013 Meursault Burgundy

£2,096.00
£176.00

2013 Clos de la Roche Leroy Burgundy

96.0

2013 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

96.0
£58,011.00
£4,831.00

2013 Meursault Les Perrieres Leroy Burgundy

2013 Meursault Les Perrieres Burgundy

£5,728.00
£5,728.00
£2,865.00
£477.00

2013 Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Leroy Burgundy

2013 Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Burgundy

£2,839.00
£2,839.00
£238.00

2013 Pommard Leroy Burgundy

2013 Pommard Burgundy

£3,692.00
£3,692.00

2013 Gevrey Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

2013 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

£3,245.00
£271.00

2013 Cotes de Nuits Villages Leroy Burgundy

2013 Cotes de Nuits Villages Burgundy

£936.00
£936.00

2013 Nuits St Georges Leroy Burgundy

2013 Nuits St Georges Burgundy

£3,666.00
£3,666.00

2013 Bourgogne Aligote Leroy Burgundy

2013 Bourgogne Aligote Burgundy

£785.00
£785.00

2013 Chambolle Musigny Les Lavrottes Leroy Burgundy

2013 Chambolle Musigny Les Lavrottes Burgundy

£5,073.00
£5,073.00

2013 Bourgogne Aligote (2017 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2013 Bourgogne Aligote (2017 Release) Burgundy

£790.00
£790.00

2013 Vosne Romanee Les Genaivrieres (2019 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2013 Vosne Romanee Les Genaivrieres (2019 Release) Burgundy

£13,962.00
£3,490.00
£1,163.00

2013 Romanee St Vivant (2019 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2013 Romanee St Vivant (2019 Release) Burgundy

£80,733.00
£20,334.00
£6,777.00

2013 Nuits St Georges Les Boudots (2019 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2013 Nuits St Georges Les Boudots (2019 Release) Burgundy

£15,883.00
£3,970.00
£1,324.00

2013 Clos Vougeot (2019 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2013 Clos Vougeot (2019 Release) Burgundy

£42,431.00
£10,663.00

2013 Clos de la Roche (2019 Release) Leroy Burgundy

2013 Clos de la Roche (2019 Release) Burgundy

£42,337.00
£10,640.00
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