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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 18 
ProducerMaison Leroy
VarietyPinot Noir

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2015 and 2022 (based on 8 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Maison Leroy Bourgogne Rouge on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.2 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 80 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Nicholas81 on 7/27/2015 & rated 92 points: A rather full and open wine to drink now. Upon the first pour, a perfume of bright red berries, spice and earthiness jumped from the glass. The wine was rather soft, velvety and full bodied. After time in the glass, some smokiness was also introduced into the mix. It closed of with a pretty lasting finish. A rather beguiling wine and very charming. (296 views)
 Tasted by Rourketown on 6/28/2015 & rated 94 points: The slightly dusty nose is a bit restrained on opening but the wine opens up quickly to the palate. I admit this is my first bottle of Leroy ever, but it has a very classy and refined mouth feel. My impression was wine has a high toned perfume and floral essence with solid minerality that goes on and on. Classic Burgundy. (On a side note the cork was soaked with wine and they told me Leroy is know for overfilling their bottles? WTH) All in all though, easily the best 'Bourgogne' I have ever has the pleasure to drink. (975 views)
 Tasted by VeronicaXu on 5/30/2015 & rated 95 points: Paired tasting with Leroy Bourgogne 2005 and 2009. Much to our surprise, the 2005 has a very perfumed fresh fruity nose. It seems a bit closed, still waiting for something to develop. On the other hand, the 2009 demonstrated a textbook Burgundy nose, it's farmyardy, ripe cherry, hint of smokiness, that's everything you expected from a classic Burgundy found there, without much bottle decanting even.

After half an hour, still similar contract and we all think 2005 seems the younger one. It does opened up a bit with time, and become even more feminine, even more perfume. It is a subtle feeling that I wish I have more bottles to see how it shows in the future.

Different, and I like them both. (1102 views)
 Tasted by Yiannis on 5/20/2015 & rated 94 points: Wow! My best bottle to date. Initially somewhat funky with pronounced barnyard but with aeration it revealed a lovely bouquet of all the aromas for which great pinot noir is famous. Soft and balanced with great fruit and nice length. Unfortunately my last bottle. (958 views)
 Tasted by GTFreek on 5/4/2015: Blind tasted. Dried cherry, cranberry, leaves, forest floor, baking spice, clove, red currant. Moderate plus acidity, everyone nailed this as Burgundy, I said 2009 Pommard. (1138 views)
 Tasted by mmcdds on 4/17/2015 & rated 91 points: Double decanted for 3 to 3 1/2 hours and displaying a very pretty nose of dirty, earthy, greenish black cherry with undertones of asian spice. Tonight the palate is all rustic, sauvage dark fruit, earth and leather. The tannins on the long finish are firm and chalky. This has a lot of stuffing and is drinking far above its level( top level village or perhaps even 1er cru) and is just barely coming into its own. This has a lot of forward looking potential. (933 views)
 Tasted by chrishsh on 3/14/2015 & rated 90 points: Blackberry cherry on the nose; well-balanced structure, silky on the palate (853 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 2/7/2015 flawed bottle: Chevalier Wine Tasting (Chicago, IL): Tasting, brief note. Odd showing today. Short on fruit, quite firm, and an odd tinny note. Off bottle? (1290 views)
 Tasted by Edouard84 on 2/3/2015 & rated 90 points: Amazing level for a Bourgogne. Of course no terrific complexity but this got serious weight and structure for the AOP.
Worth to try to get a peak at the domaine wines, but the QPR is not great though. (1752 views)
 Tasted by BillyT on 1/29/2015 & rated 90 points: Nice food wine and characteristically Burgundy. Better of the Bourgogne. (1595 views)
 Tasted by Yiannis on 1/28/2015 & rated 92 points: Cork was fully soaked with some leakage. Initially reductive nose and needed prolonged aeration and swirling to get rid of the funk and reveal red and darker cherries, plums, violets and herbs. Some notes of mushrooms and greenness are also present. Medium-bodied with soft tannins and unusually high fruit concentration for a generic Bourgogne. Balanced and long. (1105 views)
 Tasted by j30 on 1/17/2015 & rated 90 points: Consistent with last time (1578 views)
 Tasted by HowardNZ on 12/6/2014 & rated 90 points: A long lunch at Helen's place (Martinborough, NZ): Ruby colour. The winemakers were all over the brett on this bouquet, although, to me, it was at an acceptable level. A nose of strawberries, blood orange and some feral elements and funkiness, that might reflect oxidative winemaking. There is sweet fruit on the palate of this wine. Strawberry flavours rather than raspberry, with a little sweet red cherry. The tasters were not very complimentary, calling this wine, variously, overworked, confected and a little raisiny or roasted, suggesting it may be heading towards falling over. The reveal showed people were a little harsh. In the context of Grand Crus and 1ers, this is a very good Bourgogne where the ripe 2009 vintage allowed Leroy to produce this quality. I have enjoyed this wine several times in the last year. It is very much in the Leroy style, at this lower level. It outperforms many Villages level wines. I'd expect it to drink like this in the medium term. (1997 views)
 Tasted by bevort on 12/3/2014 & rated 89 points: Cork soaked all the way through and some seepage but in no way oxidized. Nose very lovely and intriging with many layers. Medium body but with chevy taste to the warmer side. Its a good wine but need to be served at temperature around 15 degrees to show right for a beginning. (1786 views)
 Tasted by chablis28 on 11/21/2014 & rated 92 points: I really liked this and I don't count myself as a Leroy fan based on some of the higher end btls I've tasted side by side with other producers I prefer. Perhaps at this level you get a less manipulated, more honest Leroy version of Burgundy. In any case, at $46, this is expensive for it's "bourgogne" designation. OTOH, this "Bourgogne" drinks more like top village to 1er Cru burgundy from other producers so its still a very very good value. As I was marveling at this I was thinking about how much pleasure this lowly designation frequently provides. Bourgogne along with village level burgundy is one of the consistent smart finds from burgundy. This has it all, a terroir driven earthiness and spice wrapped around some vibrant fruit flavors and solid minerality. There is a welcome creeping hint of late fall forest floor that hopefully shows up more in the future. The caressing texture couldn't be better. Balance! It doesn't hurt that this wine comes from the 2009 vintage, the source of many a good btl. Very tasty and a great way to start the weekend. Maybe I do like Leroy, or at least, the "bourgogne". I'll get another one or two of these. The leaky capsules do kind of freak me out though. The store manager claims its common for Leroy based on how they fill their btls. I plan to try a '99 with game hen at TG. (1645 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 11/14/2014 & rated 91 points: Leroy Tasting (Sunfish Cellars, St. Paul, MN): Medium dark red color. Drank 1 glass over an hour. Very impressive for Bourgogne. Great nose with deep earthiness, damp, horse, dusky mineral, some dry earth, cedar, dark cherry, and a touch of berry as it evolves. The palate has nice structure, ripe, dark cherry fruit, earthy, good intensity, medium finish. Fresh and lovely stuff. (1305 views)
 Tasted by galewskj on 11/13/2014 & rated 90 points: A small pour at a tasting. Nice funky nose, ripe red fruit and a lot of eath on the nose. The palate has more earth, is painfully dry and minerally, with higher tannins than I was expecting. (960 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 11/9/2014: Knightsbridge Annual Holiday Burgundy/Champagne Tasting and Sale (Northbrook, IL): Tasting, brief note. Red fruit with subtle spice. Slightly more barnyard than I'd want for wine this young, also a bit firm. OK. (1396 views)
 Tasted by 1981er on 11/3/2014 & rated 91 points: Cork fully soaked and some seepage. This nose is reminiscent of a warm autumn afternoon, with sous bois, mushroom, warm spiced dark cherries and some oak. A really fun nose and there's something just... comforting about it. Could sit and smell it for hours. After some air the palate has impressive weight, vibrant acidity, spiced bright red fruit and a good med+ finish. Blows away many wines more expensive, yet the cork issue prevents me from buying more. (1451 views)
 Tasted by hdgroot on 10/21/2014 & rated 91 points: perfect. but a bit too expensive (1473 views)
 Tasted by N.Bonaparte on 9/25/2014 & rated 91 points: This needs a 90 minute decant. medium bodied, a bit flabby mid way through, average balance, no heat, above average finish. average value. should reach prime in another 4-5 years and hold up for 3 more after. (1671 views)
 Tasted by mmcdds on 8/20/2014 & rated 86 points: Nice enough, but perhaps not as giving as I was expecting. Needed several hours of air to open. (1352 views)
 Tasted by j30 on 8/12/2014 & rated 90 points: Aggressive nose of earth and game, with a rich red fruit core beneath. On the contrary, the palate was soft, fruity and delicious with gripping tannins. The finish was short and soft but I try not to ask for too much for a bourgogne level wine. (1719 views)
 Tasted by nicofisher on 8/11/2014 & rated 90 points: So good and the quality shines through. Wish I could afford a grand cru from Leroy on the showing of this case of bourgogne they would score close to a 100. Excellent value. 90 points (1628 views)
 Tasted by Rezy13 on 8/8/2014 & rated 91 points: Friday Night Double Blind Tasting $40+ (Bin 75): Deep rose red to rim; floral, sour cherry, framboise, sexy, deep, green note, white pepper; sour cherry, light extraction, Burgundian (was thinking another region initially), juicy, richer on the palate, soft acid, hints at blue fruit, sour cherry on finish; tasty. (453 views)
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(Maison Leroy Bourgogne) Very dark cherry red color; lifted, rosehips, reduction nose; tight, reduction, silky textured, tart cranberry, rosehips, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 89+ points  89 points
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Maison Leroy

Maison Leroy was founded in 1868 and has been a negociant operation throughout its history. As a negociant, Maison Leroy purchases grapes, must (unfermented juice), and finished wine (both in barrel and in bottle) to finish (as appropriate) and place the Leroy label on. Leroy wines are ranked highly in the negociant hierarchy with many of the bottlings being very highly sought. This reputation comes from long-standing relationships that the Leroy family has in Burgundy. These relationships allow Maison Leroy to procure choice wines for the label. Bottlings vary from vintage to vintage, based upon what can be acquired at the quality levels required for the Leroy label. In addition to owning Maison Leroy, Lalou Bize-Leroy is proprietor of Domaine Leroy and Domaine D'Auvenay. Both of these Domaines produce wines from wholly-owned vineyards and are distinct from the Maison Leroy portfolio, despite label similarities between Maison and Domaine Leroy.

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)


Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Bourgogne AOC (Terroir-France)

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