- Benjamin Leroux
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2028
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2016
Made from a blend of the village’s terres blanches and terres brunes it has a structured elegance. The tannins are polished, but still have noticeable grip, and there is a graceful freshness to the rich dark fruit.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Chambolle Musigny Villages is a mix of white and red soils, whereas Leroux told me that it used to lean towards the former. There is a slight earthiness on the nose, fine definition if not quite the harmony of the Gevrey-Chambertin at the moment. The palate is ripe and generous on the entry, here more cohesion with red cherry, brown spices and a touch of citrus fruit on the well-defined and focused finish. This is one of Leroux's best village crus in the making. Drink 2018-2027
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 wines of Chambolle Musigny are like no other. They can be superbly delicate, yet mindblowingly complex. Of all the northern Burgundy appellations, they are the most ethereal, and as a result the most feminine. Most of the Chambolle Musigny vineyard area is encompassed in its Village and Premier Cru appellations including the robust Beaux Bruns, the splendidly mineral Le Cras and the poised yet powerful Les Amoureuses. It produces only two Grand Crus - the round and rich Bonnes Mares which it shares with Morey St. Dénis, as well as what could be described as the Stradivarius of grand crus, Musigny.