""Full bodied and generous, this Meursault has an attractive flavor profile of butterscotch, peaches and toasted nuts. The palate has wonderful structure - linear, focused with firm acid backbone."
Leroy is one of the most prestigious names in the whole of Burgundy. Commanding occasionally eye-wateringly expensive prices and garnering impossibly high praise from virtually every wine critic that has tasted them.
This wine was either bottled by ourselves in the traditional way or, when deemed worthy of the Leroy Label, bought in bulk from the winemaker. It may contain a noble and natural sediment at one point in its evolution. This is a sign that the wine is alive. Preventing the formation of sediment by filtration or any other means is to take away its life and character. This bottle should be stored at a temperature between 53°F and 60°F and at a hygrometry rate of 80 to 85% minimum. Only when these two conditions are met, can the wine reach its full potential.
Beautiful white gold color with green hues. Bright, luminous and clear. Youthful appearance. The nose is rich, ripe, he favors first flowers, then he reveals fruity aromas with soft and sweet scents. The palate is powerful with a nice mineral footprint that enhances the fruity and vegetal end. The soft fits perfectly with the liveliness in a strong structure that expresses the Chablisienne race.
*Don't Miss!* Here the nose is quite similar to that of the Pucelles, particularly with its honeysuckle and citrus aromas that are perhaps ever so slightly less ripe while leading to rich, concentrated and slightly more focused and delineated medium full flavors that explode on the palate staining finish. I like the energy here as well as the underlying sense of harmony of expression.
Very ripe, leesy aromas of peach and smoky oak. Sweet, fat and chewy with extract. Notes of peach, spices and flowers in the mouth. Finishes chewy and very long.
Located in the famous village of Pommard, Cote d'Or, Domaine Boillot is one of the leading producers in Burgundy. The estate vineyards are planted on various prestigious appellations such as Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay and Pommard. On the palate there are hints of rich toastiness and just a touch of oak elevate this from simple to really quite complex.
Domaine Xavier Monnot is a 42 acre estate in Meursault with vineyards stretching from Beaune to Maranges. 60% of the Domaine's production is white and 40% red with several premier crus in Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Beaune, Volnay, and Maranges. Xavier believes in maintaining an average vine age of 30 to 40 years and practices lutte raisonnée (“reasoned struggle”).
Les Chevalières is a lieu-dit lying behind the town of Meursault in the valley leading towards Auxey-Duresses. It is one of several lieux-dits in Meursault that perform above their official “village” level status. The soil of Les Chevalières is very stony and the wine typically displays a strong mineral character, firm acidity, and piercing tension. There is always a big spine of acidity in Chevalières," says Monnot. Aged from 12 to 14 months in 15-20% percent new French oak.
Wines from Meursault are typified by aromas and flavors of ripe melon, hazelnut, and lemon custard, and tend to be broader and more textural than wines from neighboring villages. Aging in 15-20% percent small French oak barrels lends notes of toast and vanilla.
With a pale gold color, this Bourgogne Aligoté 2015 is extremely fresh with lemony notes, acacia and also light buttery notes. The mouth is quite full and the finish is fresh and vivid. In a clean, fresh and energetic style, this wine is will accompany your appetizers like your most elaborate dishes.
Gleaming pale gold in color, with good aromatic intensity on the nose offering rich aromas of white fruits and vanilla intermingled with marshmallow and patisseries. Impressive volume on the first palate. A rich and finely honed wine with a generous finish.
Pair with shellfish, fish, charcuterie, and comte cheese.
"A naturally exotic nose is composed of spiced tea, acacia blossom, essence of pear and a hint of red grapefruit. There is really lovely underlying tension to the more mineral-inflected if less concentrated and powerful medium-bodied flavors that possess a refined and ultra-pure mouth feel, all wrapped in a citrusy, persistent and lilting finale. A wine of harmony and grace that should amply reward extended cellaring"
-Allen Meadows - Burghound