From a miniscule 0.06 hectares of Les Amoureuses (planted in 1972), this is Leroux’s smallest parcel. There are so few magnums available that we shouldn’t even be writing notes! As has become the custom, Leroux vinified this wine in a one-year-old barrel with only de-stemmed fruit.
“No stems. One-year-old barrels. Pure and dancing, scented, pretty, tight, finely textured but shut down a little on the palate at the moment, apparently. Amazing freshness. And length. Tight, mouth-watering, captivating, hard to move on. Amazing persistence.” 18 points, Julia Harding, Jancisrobinson.com
“Solid dense purple black. Lush ripe fruit, almost too ripe, morello cherries here, more at the front of the palate, drier behind. Still reasonably in balance but heading towards the riper end of the scale.” 92-95 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy