Screwcap. Another bona fide Estate wine this year, with 100% of the fruit hailing from Leroux’s own vines in Moulin Landin, Criots, Bois de Blagny and Les Millerands. There’s also some Clos du Village, one of the new parcels in Meursault that Leroux picked up following the 2017 harvest. Each of these sites is certified organic and managed with biodynamic methods. The oldest vines date back to 1944.
Fruit from the white marls of Bois de Blagny accounts for 15% this year and brings a salty-mineral backbone to the layered flesh and depth of the wine. Elevage took place in foudre and 600-litre demi-muids. As the Jasper Morris notes states, this is really classic Meursault, and has layers of fruit dripping with ripe and pear and green almond notes—but there is also wonderful freshness, grip and drive. Outstanding.
“Mostly their vines. Criots, Moulin Landin, Millerands, Clos du Village, Bois de Blagny. Pick early on the lower parts. Pale colour with a ripe, rounded generous fruit on the nose, continues through on the palate, very classic Meursault with excellent length." 88-91 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
Once again super fresh, this time with more underlying richness; think nougat, ripe stone fruit, honey and a nice touch of creaminess. Just a little fatter than the Bourgogne Blanc and the Puligny. Already drinking well; will become more expansive with 3-6 years in the cellar. Highly recommended. – Ian Cook, FWC