Benjamin Leroux, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2019 1.5L
“Maximum 3 bottles per per person.
95-97 pts from Neal Martin:
“”The 2019 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, which was fully destemmed, comprises two barrels this year. It has a succinct bouquet that takes time to unfold, revealing exquisitely defined red berry fruit, crushed iris petals and touches of cassis with time. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannins that lend this Grand Cru an irresistible cashmere texture, and a pinch of white pepper lingers on the aftertaste. Superb. “”
Benjamin Leroux is considered by many to be the successor of Henri Jayer as Burgundy’s standard-bearer, his technical knowledge about wine and most of all his emotional connection to each terroir runs deep. After establishing his name by leading Domaine Comte Armand for eight years, Leroux started a négociant business in 2007 to make wines under his own label.
Leroux and producers like him are waking up the wine world to the fact that the reputations of many Côte d’Or vineyards have as much to do with the producers who work them as the intrinsic qualities of the sites themselves. He carefully selects his growers and exerts maximum control over them, converting them to organic and biodynamic practices. Empathy, rather than dogma, governs winemaking choices as Leroux adapts his approach for each wine rather than simply following a singular set of rules Organic N/C
Clos de la Roche