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2018 Benjamin Leroux Savigny-les-Beaune

Burgundy, France

One of the best value village red wines in the Benjamin Leroux 2018 line up.

$95.00

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About

About The Wine

Benjamin Leroux's village level wines, particularly in the reds, are outstanding in 2018.

A vintage heralded for its power and depth of flavour, the 2018s will go down as one of the best of the decade.

The Savigny-les-Beaune is possibly the best value of the village level Pinot Noirs showing the power and sophistication not far off many 1er reds in the region.

This offers gorgeous drinking now and will cellar beautifully for the next decade or more.

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

Those who attended our recent Zoom masterclass would have heard Benjamin waxing lyrical about his 2018 Savigny, and the excellent quality of the villages wines in general. They would have also tasted this wine and so seen the proof in the glass. The lion’s share of this vintage comes from the outstanding Aux Fournaux terroir in the north of the village. Then there’s Les Peuillets (in the south) and Ez Connardises (in the heart of the village), to make up the traditional trio of parcels. While the latter plots were de-stemmed, the Aux Fournaux parcel was fermented with 80% whole-bunch (a rarity in Leroux Savigny). The entire cuvée saw next to no new oak.

It’s a remarkably deep and powerful wine in the context of Savigny, with blackcurrant, cocoa and some red cherry too. The finish is bright with powdery tannins. Always a bargain, it is particularly so this year. I believe the extra aging has brought more depth than suggested by the note below.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
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

92+Points
The Wine Front

"Spice and earth, ripe cherry, a little mint and perfume, hazelnut too. Medium-bodied, attractive chewiness to tannin through juicy cherry, soft acidity but with a distinct ‘mineral’ feel, and again fleshy tannin on an ample finish, a slight orange flavour in the aftertaste. Good satisfying glass of Burgundy here." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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