- Benjamin Leroux
- Pinot Noir
- 2023 - 2032
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, December 2020
So typically Vosne Romanée, with its clear pure red fruit characters. It has a very supple mouthfeel, giving and easy, with the characteristic sweet fruit flavours of the vintage. A lovely example of the appellation. Drink 2023-2032
Neal Martin, December 2020,
The 2019 Vosne-Romanée Village comes from the Flagey-Echézeaux, Nuits-Saint Georges sides of the appellation plus some vines in the village. At just under 50% whole bunch, it has a light and slightly earthy, almost Morey-like bouquet. The palate is straightforward with slightly coarse tannins at the moment and a chalky finish. 2022-2028
Jancis Robinson, October 2020,
Four out of 16 barrels were new. One-third whole bunch. Vinified in two separate tanks to check a new vineyard source. Several lieux-dits including Aux Genaivrières just beneath Dom Leroy and also on the Nuits side. Works with a small estate who sells only to him and Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey. Only the new barrels have been racked. This is a representative global sample. Bright crimson. Savoury with an intense aroma and rather luscious fruit and rather richer than some village Vosnes. Impressive persistence. Drink 2026-2038
Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
The new barrel component has been racked. The colour is a fresh mid purple, with lots of energy on the nose, and class too, with a very refined raspberry fruit, and a super succulent, but refined feel throughout, and a lifted finish. Really well balanced. 4 stars
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.