75cl * 13.5% ABV * Burgundy, France
Benjamin Leroux is a small negociant business established in Beaune in 2007 by the former manager of the famous Pommard estate Domaine du Comte Armand. A prodigy who began his academic winemaking studies at 13 years old, Leroux is regarded as one of the most exciting producers in Burgundy, with a style combining fruit purity with subtle oak.
Pairs well with duck, goose and game birds.
"The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Village is mostly from Les Seuvrées, aged half in 600-liter and half in 225-liter barrels, and has a fragrant bouquet of blackberry, briar and light chalky aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit and quite saline in the mouth, with plenty of energy on the refined finish, which really benefits from the stem addition. This comes highly recommended given its prospective price tag. Drink 2021 - 2034" 89-91 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous.com (January 2020)
"The lieux-dits Les Seuvrées, La Justice, Billard, and Le Fourneau all contribute grapes for this cuvée. 10% fermented as whole clusters give just a touch of well-integrated menthol character, but there is a perfect purity of rose-scented cherry fruit here and a texture that balances elegance and traditional Gevrey backbone. The tannins are firm, and the wine retains admirable freshness for the vintage. This is a marvellous village-level Gevrey. Drink 2023 - 2030" 94 Points, Charles Curtis MW, Part of 'Five Burgundy micro-négociants to know and wines to try' Decanter.com (January 2021)
Drinking Window 2021 - 2034.