En Primeur | Domaine François Legros

Domaine Legros spans over 6.5 hectares, covering appellations in Nuits St Georges, Chambolle Musigny and Morey St Denis. An archetypal family-holding, winemaker François took on the vineyards from his parents and uncle at the end of the 1980s and in 1999 he acquired yet more vines from his father-in-law. The latest chapter now sees François joined by his two daughters, Charlotte, a graduate of the Lycée Viticole de Beaune who manages the vineyard, and Laure, who looks after the commercial side of the business. 

Vintage
 

2020 Bourgogne Rouge François Legros

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  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    A delicious example of Pinot Noir coming from 4 different parcels based on the borders of Vougeot, Chambolle Musigny and Morey St Denis. Charming red fruit purity, this is lively and fresh, with hints of cranberry and pomegranate crunchiness. Great clarity, medium bodied with a light red berry finish.

  • Neal Martin, December 2021, Score: 84-86

    The 2020 Bourgogne Rouge comes from three different appellations in the Côte de Nuits. Quite a rich nose for a Bourgogne Rouge with blackcurrant and cassis fruit, the palate is sweet and candied with a cherry cola tinged finish. Drink 2022 - 2025

2020 Nuits St Georges François Legros

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  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    Coming from 3 different plots, this is a brilliant example of old vine quality (60 years) and the characteristics of Nuits St Georges from the Vosne Romanée side of the town. Full of attractive red fruits: cherry, cranberry and pomegranate. An appealing crunch to the fruit keeps the wine bright and energetic, but the finish is sweet and fulfilling.

  • Neal Martin, December 2021, Score: 90-92

    From four lieux-dits, the 2020 Nuits Saint-Georges Village has a well-defined and quite focused bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit. The palate is well balanced with a sappy entry, well balanced with a pure black cherry and boysenberry finish. This is well crafted and comes recommended. Drink 2024 - 2033

2020 Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes François Legros

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  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    From 70-year-old vines, so unsurprisingly this has really intense dark black fruits. A concentrated, powerful style. The tannins are ripe, with good grip, and the rich fruit sits nicely within the overall structure of the wine.

  • Neal Martin, December 2021, Score: 90-92

    The 2020 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes comes from four parcels of vine over 70 years old that is matured in around 30% new oak. Elegant and refined on the nose it develops a lovely violet scents with aeration. The palate is well balanced with a gentle grip, fine tannins and acidity with a pure, quite mineral-driven finish. This is worth checking out. Drink 2024 - 2034

2020 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Aux Bousselots François Legros

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  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    Sitting close to the town on its northern side heading to Vosne Romanée, this is a particularly good vineyard. François commented that the berries were exceptionally small in 2020, with so little juice it is unsurprising that it’s so deeply concentrated and has masses of dark blackberry flavours. Extremely intense, with smooth tannins. This has a fine structure and mineral lift on the finish.

  • Neal Martin, December 2021, Score: 92-94

    The 2020 Nuits Saints-Georges Les Bousselots 1er Cru comes from 50-year old vines on white marn soils raised in a 450-litre barrel. It has a refined floral bouquet, the oak nicely integrated with vibrant red and black fruit, hints of boysenberry jam and violet. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe black cherry and wild strawberry fruit, crisp acidity with a harmonious and reassuringly persistent finish. One of the standouts from Legros this vintage. Drink 2024 - 2038

  • Matthew Jukes, January 2022, Score: 17.5

    The fruit could be a little more complex, but the oak is well-managed, and there is decent texture here and so, taking the price tag into account, this is a good effort.

2020 Morey St Denis 1er Cru Clos Sorbé François Legros

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  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    The name is said to derive from the Sorb apple which may once have been planted here many centuries ago. There is a high proportion of chalk in the soil which must be a major factor in the vitality of this wine. A very fresh style, the fruit is deep and dark, but has a mineral tension. Bright, full, and long.

  • Neal Martin, December 2021, Score: 90-92

    The 2020 Morey-Saint-Denis Clos Sorbé 1er Cru has a vivacious bouquet with dark cherries, blueberry and light violet scents all nicely defined, the oak neatly integrated. The palate is well balanced with fine tannins, rich but focused with a fine line of acidity. Velvety smooth on the finish with just a hint of dark chocolate on the aftertaste, this is an excellent Morey-Sant-Denis. Drink 2024 - 2038

  • Matthew Jukes, January 2022, Score: 17+

    This is a rather light wine for a Morey, but it works, and the price is not prohibitive. The fruit is clean, and the oak is, again, well managed, and the tannins underpin the flavour well.

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