- Benjamin Leroux
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2029
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, November 2018
This is another hugely successful village cuvée in the Leroux cellar this year. The velvety red fruit has a smoky top note and a long fresh finish. It has vibrant energy and typifies the elegance of Pinot Noir grown in one of the finest communes of the Côte de Nuits.
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Village, one of Leroux’s largest cuvées at 31 barrels, a large proportion sourced from Flagey-Echézeaux, has a fragrant bouquet with white flowers complementing the red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit. The medium-bodied palate displays supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, silky-smooth texture and a tart red cherry and orange peel finish that is quite spicy on the aftertaste. Good potential. 2021 - 2033
Burghound, aPRIL 2019,
A lovely panoply of Vosne-style spice elements add breadth to the violet, red cherry and sandalwood-scented nose. The textured, caressing and velvety medium weight flavors possess a lovely richness that contrasts somewhat with the serious and firm finale. This is a very fine villages and worth checking out. Drink 2024+
Decanter, November 2018,
Ben Leroux has produced a series of textbook wines in 2017, with clear differences between the terroirs and villages. This sees two-thirds whole-bunch fruit - the portion that comes from the Aux Ravioles lieu-dit close to the border with Nuits-St-Georges is destemmed - and is matured in one-third new oak. It's brimming with sappy, juicy red berry flavours and beguiling sweetness. Drink 2020-2027
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 vineyards of the modest village of Vosne Romanée are arguably the most sought after in the Côte d'Or. It is host to excellent Village and Premier Cru wines, but it is its most famous Grand Crusthat truly stand out: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux, Romanée St. Vivant and La Romanée as well as Cros Parentoux, a Premier Cru vineyard which attracts Grand Cru attention (and prices). Vosne-Romanée can be remarkably robust and powerful, yet be charming and fleshy giving it one of the most diverse styles of the region.