Leroux’s parcel within Bonnes-Mares was planted in 1983 and has always been managed organically. Like many of Leroux’s Grand Crus, it’s tiny (just 0.1 hectares), and it neighbours Christophe Roumier’s vines in the southern sector of the Grand Cru, on the Chambolle side. The soil type in Bonnes-Mares is terres blanches, and this part is very rocky, and rich in limestone and fossils. Again, the fruit from this Grand Cru was entirely de-stemmed. Only two barrels were produced.
“Rich dense deep purple. Utterly sumptuous nose. There is a bundle of fruit all round, which sweeps through to the finish before being brought up more abruptly with some wood tannins. A wine in two parts and it is as yet too early to say how they will integrate.” 92-96 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy