• jbcyw wrote: 94 points

    August 27, 2021 - Typical Leroy aromatics, but bit confusing to discern cuvee given a palate that is more Chambolle than Vosne. Good, not great. 18629/20405.

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  • hprphf wrote: 94 points

    August 27, 2021 - Open Minded Mostly Leroy Week; 8/24/2021-8/27/2021: Served blind, 18629/20405. As with rest of the flight, it started very Leroy, lychee, cherry, oh-so-spicy. New pours isolate some different characters, even higher & more lacy acidity, linear, drier tannins. It is Vosne but not so much more so than the rest on the nose, so we really had to rely on the palate to guess, and were all wrong. I was deciding between Chambolle and NSG, and it was hard to tell from the tannin structure that this is what happens from mixing Richebourg and a lot of village juice. Great wine, of course, but totally different from my experience where I used to like this cuvée the most. 94-95

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  • BradE wrote:

    August 3, 2021 - I still like these, but most bottles are on a downward slope. Very enjoyable, but drink up.

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  • Button Yang Likes this wine: 98 points

    July 18, 2021 - The Best Burgundy Red I have ever tasted until now...
    Seductive and endless floral nose with a tiny bit of candied fruit , and with sheer texture in the mouth.
    The wine was at its prime, I'm so lucky to observe its best aspect , because the bottle variation of this wine is huge.

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  • Dehrmann Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 15, 2021 - Spectacular noise - burst of strawberries - while troubled color very impressive taste of blood orange - somewhat funky finish - faded after 45 min - followed by a 95 Lalande which was solid but comparatively boring

  • hungrybram Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 12, 2021 - A spice bomb nose you can smell all day. Silken, sweet, packed with filigree spiced minerals that finishes long. Very harmonious and lush, drinking so sensuously pleasurable. I know Leroy VR 04 is known to be inconsistent, this must be one of the best sample ever.

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  • hprphf Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 5, 2021 - 08850/20405. Declassified Richebourg, RSV, Beaux Monts, Brûlées and village Genaivrières. Pronounced sour cherry, creamy vanilla, citrus, lychee, cinnamon, sweet, toasted nut, wood branch, roasted meat, undertoned florals and greenness before sweet. So so ethereal and so so precise. Palate is profound, with incredibly deep heat and fruit-driven acidity that is in perfect harmony. Best examples of regal Vosne grand crus, but so approachable like a Vosne village. I am liking this over other cuvées of this vintage. 95-96

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  • LB88 wrote: 94 points

    February 25, 2020 - Lovely dense and cloudy! Why a mesmerizing nose of tobacco and exotic spices. It is in its drinking window now but I imagine this has many many more years ahead. And it potentially could get better. Why a treat!

  • justburg wrote: 94 points

    January 6, 2020 - Another really superb showing. Bottles have been inconsistent but this was a good one. Spice out in spades. Very red fruited with cherries, strawberry cream and red kiwi. Beautiful and perfect in a small setting.

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  • cfk49 wrote: 92 points

    December 16, 2019 - Spicy, dense, concentrated, dark and red fruits, but lacking the precision and finesse of a still better wine. A good wine. It arguably was worth the $100 I paid 12 years ago, but the current price is ridiculous. Cellared since original release.

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