- Benjamin Leroux
- Pinot Noir
- 2023 - 2035
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, December 2020
A Goedhuis favourite, and we are fortunate to receive the entire UK allocation of this beautiful cuvée. As so often, this is very Chambolle in style, with enticing red cherry and Victoria plum flavours. Graceful and harmonious, there is a gentle sweetness and crystalline purity to the 2019. The epitome of balance.
Neal Martin, December 2021,
The 2019 Vougeot Clos de Village has a light, slightly green bouquet, although there are no stems here. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly coarse tannins on the entry, but it coheres toward the finish. A lightweight Vougeot considering the vintage. Just three barrels produced. 2021-2026
Jancis Robinson, October 2020,
Leroux is a big fan of Vougeot and thinks it deserves more attention. Three barrels. Sold almost only in UK by Goedhuis. ‘On the right after the houses opposite the château.’ Barrel sample. Pale crimson with a blueish hue. Real lift. Lots of round fruit and life. Very pleasing. Drink 2025-2035
Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
Racked and blended. Light to mid crimson purple. Elegant and very classy, certainly ripe, but it’s a dashing fruit of rich cherries and a little touch of grenadine. Long perfumed finish. 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.
Unlike the other predominant Côte de Nuits appellations, Vougeot's main appellation is its onlygrand cru vineyard, Clos de Vougeot. It is by far the largest grand cru of the area totalling over 50 hectares with over 40 owners rumoured to own vines. As a result, its vineyards run from the flat, clay-dominated valley floor to the well-drained, venerated sloped hillsides suggesting that its quality ending on where it is grown. As a result, it is often the least valued of the grand crus and can offer excellent value, particularly in good vintages where ripeness has been attained.