Dinner in St. Louis (Niche): Amazing nose of spicy red fruits...very Leroy. The palate was complex, textured, and deep. This had the typical '02 juiciness to the palate, but underneath the glossy exterior were layers of roses, mushrooms, minerals, and spice. Easy to get lost in the glass...
After a few mediocre bottles of Leroy recently I wanted to make myself feel better with a sure thing. This did not disappoint. As wonderful as it was 2 years ago this bottle seemed ever so slightly mellower and emphasized more black fruit with a interesting coffee/ chocolate note. Outstanding spice throughout that was not over powering or too stylistic. Super balance and length. 2002 Leroys are really something. Happy this ended up being tasting note 3000!
The whole table thought this was a 2004, it was quite green and spicy on the nose and a little skinny in the mouth. Paul did not like the wine, I actually quite enjoyed it. The nose offered up some sandalwood and floral spice. It was red fruited and crunchy in the mouth, compact and lean with decent cut to the finish.
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(Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts) Bricking, slightly cloudy, medium red violet color; stemmy, tobacco, tart cranberry, sous bois nose; tasty, velvety textured, sous bois, tobacco, tart red fruit palate; medium-plus finish
(Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts) Medium dark red color with pale meniscus; earthy, funky, green nose; herbal, green pea, tart red fruit, mineral, rosehips and bark palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.