2011 Maison Leroy, Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy

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Press and Tasting Notes

Leroy is one of the top three Burgundy producers. Known for holding her wines and releasing only when they are ready for consumption, the 2011 Bourgogne Blanc is stunning. This delicious white Burgundy has grace and elegance. Apple and pear notes with bright acidity and smooth, balanced fruit makes this Chardonnay a great wine for Burgundy fans. ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured November 03, 2016

THE REVIEW

If you read Wine Spectator, then you need no introduction to Leroy. Even if you missed their regular coverage of her, you may already know that Leroy is one of the top three Burgundy producers. Along with her daughter, Leroy owns 50% of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (widely known as DRC).
    Extremely limited and available in only four states, a few retailers claim to have this wine - we actaully do. In fact, we met with Eric Espuny, Leroy's National Director of Sales, and tasted through the line-up of these trophy wines. Exceptional across the board, we couldn't believe the value in her Bourgogne Blanc, which is a blend of declassified Meursault, Puligny and Savigny Chardonnays. With her appellation specific wines (such as Puligny and Meursault) fetching as much as $700 per bottle, her Bourgogne Blanc is a dream for white Burgundy fans. Leroy wines are "classic" Burgundy in that they not only showcase their terroir, but have "beautiful balance, freshness, layers of complexity and length." Wine Spectator
    Known for holding her wines and releasing only when they are ready for consumption, the 2011 Bourgogne Blanc is stunning. You can certainly age this beauty, but don't be afraid to chill and enjoy today.
    With hints of white flower and grapefruit that give way to precise minerality, the finish of her 2011 Bourgogne Blanc lasts on the palate for several minutes revealing subtle apple and pear. Complex Chardonnay fruit and herbal notes deliver excellent length and acidity. Also unique for a wine of this price point - but not for Leroy wines - is the presence of smooth, dry tannins suggesting this wine has even more age potential if you can resist the temptation!Read More »

Varietal

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most popular white wine grape grown throughout the world.  The most prized Chardonnay growing regions are Burgundy, Champagne and California.  The Chardonnays of Burgundy tend to produce dry, elegant wines wit ... Read More »

Region

Burgundy

Wine has been made in Burgundy for over 2,000 years.  The monks were responsible for first identifying specific plots of lands as superior to others; this hierarchy later became the basis for the region’s classification system. ... Read More »

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