Bodacious Bootylicious Burgundies for a Birthday Boy (Patina DTLA): textbook leroy on the nose and the palate. Prime example of the heights the single vineyard village wines can achieve in Leroy. That spice bowl mix on the nose, lusty fruit on the palate. Not quite the intensity and depth of the higher vineyards but the profile is all there.
As with all Leroy wines, they possess a subtlety that is, at times, challenging to pinpoint. Elegant and refined, the Leroy Vosne-Romanée Les Genevrières 2001 is slightly brickish at the rim with fine flecks of sediment. It unfurls slowly, offering up arresting aromas of dried rose petal, dried leaves and wild strawberries. Silky, with fine tannins, this masterpiece has a minerally core intertwined with notes of dried tea leaves, forest branches, spice and the merest hint of orange peel on the finish.
Medium red in color with slight at the edge. This time the bottle is showing much better than the last, extremely floral nose with great focus, so is the palate, driving and full of energy. Certainly doesnt taste like a village, more like a 1er cru knocking on the door of grand cru, breathtaking.
Light ruby in color, very flamboyant floral nose right from the start! If by the nose itself I would rate it as 94-95 points. Full of blossoming red flowers and herbs. Light to medium palate with the same seductive red flowers in your tongue with nice acid lift in the end. Only thing missing is extra depth but for a village VR, this is very much an overachiever, very pretty and ready now.
Very Leroy with all of its smoky lift, concentrated fruits and silky smooth and seamless palate. It has some notes of beef stock, dried flowers, aniseed and plum. It is dense with detail and intensity well above its level. It is also priced well above its level but is certainly of Grand Cru quality for mine and in such a terrific place today.