Le Sommelier presents a rare opportunity to purchase some of the world’s top Burgundies…
Domaine Leroy is arguably producing the greatest red Burgundy wines on the Cote d’Or at present. Lalou Bize-Leroy started out as a négociant, working for her family’s Maison Leroy, which was founded by her father, Henri. There are three entities to the Leroy empire: the Maison Leroy based in Auxey-Duresses; the Domaine d’Auvenay named for Lalou Bize-Leroy’s own home near St-Romain, and the substantial Domaine Leroy in Vosne-Romanée. Lalou Bize-Leroy also owns a quarter of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, where she was co-director until 1992.
The domaine has been farmed biodynamically from the start and is certified by ECOCERT. Lalou oversees 23 hectares of vines, mostly Premier and Grand Cru classified.
We are proud to offer Ontario a selection of wines from 2011, 2013, and 2015 for this release. Quantities worldwide are highly allocated and extremely limited.
These wines MUST be purchased directly from LCBO VINTAGES’s “Special Offers” section on their website, on a first come, first served basis, starting at 8:30am on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Quantities are extremely limited.
Ordering starts online at 8:30am on Thursday, November 21, 2019
Bourgogne Aligote 2015
$175 per 750ml bottle
Pommard Les Vignots 2011
“The 2011 Pommard Les Vignots was bottled December 2012. It has a complex, slightly earthy bouquet with subtle marine influences, defined and focused with hints of black olive emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine focus, imbued with an Oriental edge (hoisin) which is folded into a fine silky finish. Drink now-2020.”
90 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
$1,725 per 750ml bottle
Vosne Romanee 1er cru Les Beaux Monts 2011
“The 2011 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts had a slight reduction on the nose that soon blows away. The fruit is darker and broodier here than Aux Brulees with mulberry, raspberry, wild hedgerow and a touch of black olive compote. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, structured tannins lending this Vosne a firm backbone. It is beautifully balanced and extremely pure, not a hair out of place toward the delineated, feminine finish. This should age beautifully – the laser-like focus absolutely riveting.”
96 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
$2,250 per 750ml bottle
Vosne Romanee Aux Genaivrieres 2013
“The 2013 Vosne-Romanée les Genevrieres has a broody, introspective, sea spray-tinged bouquet that opens beautifully in the glass, but there is something saturnine here, aromatics indifferent to getting to know you. The palate is medium-bodied with a “confit” entry, gently grippy tannin structure and an effortless mineral-rich finish, if not quite the length of a top vintage.”
89-91 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
$1,695 per 750ml bottle
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2011
“The 2011 Nuits-St-Georges Aux Lavieres has a nose born of the sky more than the earth: airy, lifted and feminine. Touches of cold limestone emerge with time that are entrancing. The palate is vibrant and vital on the entry with a silver thread of acidity, a gradual build in the mouth with shimmering dark cherry and bergamot, then a gentle grip on the tense and teasing Vosne-like finish. Superb.”
95 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
$1,730 per 750ml bottle
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2013
“The 2013 Clos de la Roche has an airy and transparent nose that prioritizes the mineral-nature of the vineyard over the fruit at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, lithe in the mouth rather than fleshy, with very good weight, linear, but very harmonious and tender. This is a more understated Clos de la Roche in 2013, nevertheless a beautiful wine that I suspect might drink earlier than the other Grand Crus and yet will last just as long.“
93-95 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
$6,135 per 750ml bottle
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