A very brief whiff of bottle funk on the sommelier's tasting pour. Beautiful color with suggestion of bricking. With very little air a rich and concentrated Leroy nose with transparent Vosne spice and dark fruit jump from the glass. Coats every corner of the mouth--a wine of incredible finesse. Lingering finish. Easily could be mistaken for a grand cru if served blind. This bottle was quite a bit more memorable than one opened 4-5 years ago. Drinking beautifully now and should hold for several years.
Started off with a musky nose with some leroy stems and hints of cedar wood. It was a bit lean in the beginning. With time and air, it had gained more weight. The nose was very floral yet funky. Although it had no secondary note, the wine is now in its peak drinking window with medium tannins and a long finish
Drank over 3 hours. Initially, this was seriously funky with only faint hints of red fruit peaking through on the nose. After 30 minutes the funk subsided and became a pleasantly complex detail. The palate was red fruit, excellent spice, lot of mushroom and earth along with some floral notes. Pure yet complex. Long finish. Towards the end, a bit of a sour note appeared on the finish.
Deep ruby red color, initially quite closed on the nose but after an hour opened right up. Intense dark fruit nose with hints of spice and earth. Initially still youthful and somewhat tannic but after an hour this wine opened to reveal that wonderful combination of great energy and elegance that for me defines great Burgundy. Over the next few hours this just got better. Clearly at the beginning of its drinking window, sure to develop further over the next decade, delicious.
---For me Leroy's VR Beaumont shows how a premier cru in the hands of a master can easily out preform many a grand cru
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