Screwcap. 2016 notwithstanding, Leroux has been making this wine from the same 0.35 hectares of vines since 2002 (pre-2007, this was at Comte Armand). This is from three parcels in Vireuils Dessus—one of the higher sites of Meursault—sitting above the renowned Les Chevalières and Rougeots lieux-dits in one of the best parts of Meursault for villages level. Vireuils is an east-facing, late-ripening site, with pure, rocky, limestone and flint soils. The vines are now around 45 years of age and, as always, have gifted a wine of intense minerality. It’s a vineyard that performs exceptionally in warm and generous years like 2018, with the wine’s sappy, high-grown freshness providing mouth-watering tension.
“The 2018 Meursault Les Vireuils offers more complexity on the nose compared to the Village Cru, offering pressed yellow flowers intermixed with beeswax and honeysuckle aromas. The palate is well balanced with better acidity than the Meursault Village and offers a welcome touch of salinity on the tensile finish. This comes recommended and should age well for a decade.” 90-92 points, Neal Martin, Vinous