1998 Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 95 points

    February 11, 2015 - Forward, open, fat, sweet, lush and silky, with a purity of fruit and round, spicy, kirsch, earth, cherry and strawberry finish.

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  • johnh1001 wrote: 93 points

    September 18, 2014 - Burgundy dinner at Grace (Grace Chicago): There is definitely a tell tale rhubarb and burnt spice note to the 1998 Leroy's I have had lately. This was quite good, but the fruit just seemed slightly muddled compared to other vintages. I wonder where this will go.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 92 points

    September 18, 2014 - Great Burgundy Dinner (Grace - Chicago IL): Served single blind in flight, this was fairly easy to identify as the 1998. Perfumed and intense aromas, this was most interesting aromatically. Palate was also intense with lots of black fruit and sweet spice, but slightly one-dimensional with modest nuance and an ever-so-slightly jammy finish. Similar to other times I've had this wine.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 92 points

    October 20, 2012 - 50th Birthday Celebration Dinner with Wine (Chez Schmidt - Chicago IL): Very good spice start with lots of black cherry aromas. Still mostly fresh, just hints of emerging sous bois development, but very elegant overall, even if slightly short.

  • MatthewF wrote:

    July 29, 2012 - Dinner at Home with Friends (My House, Chicago IL): Opened about 60-75 minutes before serving, and not decanted. An interesting and pretty mix of red and black berry fruit, wet earth and darker spice on both the nose and palate. Fantastic floral component. I really enjoyed the texture. Medium body and finish with good acidity. Lacking some in structure compared to the 00 Roumier Bonnes Mares in the next glass over. Perhaps that caused us to lose focus on this one a bit. I would certainly be very happy to drink this any time though.

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  • By John Gilman
    Bonus Articles, 1998 Red Burgundy in the Bottle (February 2004)

    (Clos de la Roche- Domaine Leroy) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2000, IWC Issue #89 (link)

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  • By Allen Meadows
    7/5/1999 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/13/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche) Bricking medium cherry red color with clear meniscus; tart raspberry and tobacco nose; tasty tart red fruit, roses, tobacco and mineral palate with depth; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/16/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche) Medium cherry color; big, savory, roasted cherry and mineral nose; rich, tasty, tart black cherry, mineral palate with depth; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/19/2007 (link) 94 points

    (Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche) Medium red color; red fruit, raspberry and mushroom nose; concentrated raspberry and red fruit palate with rosehips and minerals; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Leroy
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Nuits
  • Appellation Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

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  • In Cellars 83 (77%)
  • Consumed 25 (23%)

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