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2017 Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Rouge

Burgundy, France

The Bourgogne Rouge perfectly encapsulates the finesse and elegance of Benjamin Leroux's 2017 reds. Red fruited, precise, delicious to the last drop.

$60.00

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About The Wine

Benjamin Leroux's Bourgogne Rouge comes from a selection of plots across Volnay, Pommard, and Meursault with a smattering of fruit from Hautes-Côtes de Nuits above Vosne-Romanée and village and 1er from Monthelie.

It's a wine of great finesse and balance with an extra level of detail and complexity than you would normally see of red Burgundy at this price point.

It's the length, precision and extension of flavour that sets this apart from other Bourgonge Rouge. This is no clumsy, fumbling Burgundy, but an athletic wine of tension with red fruits and rosy floral notes to burn.

Another great release from Leroux and arguably his best under this label to date.

About Benjamin Leroux

Burgundian native Benjamin Leroux is one of the brightest minds and winemaking talents of his generation.

Considered a winemaking prodigy from an early age, Leroux attended the Lycée Viticole in Baune at the tender age of 13. Then, at the age of just 26, he ascended to the roles of manager and winemaker in the famed cellars of Domaine Comte Armand - a remarkable vote of confidence in one so young.

In 2007 he launched his eponymous label to wide critical acclaim. His has been a meteoric rise through the ranks of Burgundy's producers. His incisive modern approach to winemaking combined with his deep knowledge and respect for tradition has seen his small, hand-crafted cuveés coveted by collectors across the world.

These wines speak eloquently of where they come from. A legend in the making, Leroux's wines are some of the most exciting in modern-day Burgundy.

Winemaker Benjamin Leroux
Winemaker Benjamin Leroux
Photo Credit: Becky Wasserman
Additional Info

From The Importer

Mostly from Volnay and Pommard, there is a good portion from Maison Dieu in Volnay, Mont Pellans in Meursault and some from Estate vines in Pommard. Then there’s a good glug of Dames Hugettes, which lies in the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits above Vosne-Romanée, and, lastly, roughly 15% Monthelie (villages and 1er Cru).

The élevage in 2017 was a roughly equal split between 50-hectolitre Grenier cask and 228-litre Burgundian pièce. There is no new oak and the grapes here are mostly destemmed. More than ever, this is touchstone Bourgogne. It is just so fine, perfumed and juicy. Expect aromas and flavours of red cherry, rose and a hint of spice before a powdery, well-defined, racy finish. So fine and pretty and so damn delicious.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Ben amongst the vines
Ben amongst the vines
Photo Credit: Becky Wasserman
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

88Points
InsideBurgundy.com

"For once it is more actual Bourgogne, including Maison Dieu, then plenty from Meursault, a quarter Dames Huguettes and some village Monthelie. Very pretty stylish fruit, I love it, and there is just enough weight and good fresh acidity at the back. Long and fine for Bourgogne Rouge." - Jasper Morris (InsideBurgundy.com)

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