Fifty per cent of Leroux’s 2018 Gevrey hails from 50-year-old vines in Les Seuvrées (bordering Morey) with the northern, limestone-rich La Justice and some old-vines in Les Jeunes Rois (on the Brochon side of the appellation) completing the picture. There’s no doubt the Jeunes Rois fruit has brought a greater dimension to this cuvée, and we’re glad Leroux decided to keep it in the blend—he was tempted to bottle the 2018 as a separate cuvée.
Each parcel was vinified separately before blending, there was 30% whole-bunch used, and the wine was aged in 600-litre and 225-litre barrels (20% new). It’s a beautiful example of Gevrey—deep, and with a structured, mineral backbone, but oh-so-fine. Super long, it should drink well young (with food and a good decant) and will certainly make old bones.
“Racked. Benjamin rejected one supplier for yield. What he has made is excellent. Mid purple colour, with a very elegant attractively ripe deep red fruit nose. Excellent fresh mineral touch at the back, the savoury detail for which Gevrey is noted, fine boned and very persistent!” 91-93 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
Quite an intense bouquet with firm dark red fruits, a touch of root vegetables and a savoury chalky note. The palate is quite rich and open with excellent Gevrey savoury tannins. Really good length. Leave for at least a few years and drink for 20. More limited than normal (Leroux rejected one supplier). Highly recommended. Ian Cook, FWC