- Benjamin Leroux
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2029
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2015
This is made up of a combination of relatively young vines planted in the 2000s, and older vines planted in the 1960s. This has an aroma of dark cherries, and there is a certain density to the tannins resulting from the late-picked style of the domaine.
Sarah Marsh, November 2014,
This is in a little depression. It is under Griotte. Soft, supple and juicy; this is more accessible immediately. Succulent sweet mid palate. Good structure…Firmish tannins. Fuller body and richness to a sweet finish. Score 16.
Following fifteen years as winemaker at Comte Armand, Benjamin Leroux is now amongst an elite band of specialist micro-négociants setting up in the Côte D’Or. Based in Beaune, Benjamin uses his network of contacts to source only the very best fruit and, where he has contracts, likes to advise on vineyard practices to make sure that the raw material is of the highest quality. He makes wines from a broad and diverse selection of appellations, but all show a true connection to their origins.
The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.