Benjamin Leroux Pommard 2018
Outstanding vintage. Very Limited.
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“You may remember that when I asked Allen Meadows, aka Burghound, on this video who he thought might be a natural heir to the late great Henri Jayer of Burgundy, one of the two people he cited was young Benjamin Leroux (of Domaine Comte Armand.)” Jancis Robinson, Jan 2009, www.jancisrobinson.com
“Leroux’s passion, ambition and sheer talent have already resulted in a number of stunning, beautiful wines, but my sense is that the best is yet to come.” Robert Parker Wine Advocate # 194 May 2011
“Benjamin Leroux is quiet and unassuming, but his wines more than speak for themselves … some of the most interesting wines being made in Burgundy today.” Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
As the Jancis Robinson/Burghound quote above makes clear, Leroux is considered one of the most gifted and knowledgeable wine growers in the whole Cote d’Or. You just have to ask any serious Bourgogne producer about Leroux to understand the respect he has garnered amongst his colleagues in the region. He was always considered a prodigy, studying at the Lycée Viticole in Beaune from the age of 13 and taking the reins at the esteemed Domaine Comte Armand when he was only 26. Leroux’s success with the Domaine’s wines over the last decade has well justified the decision to appoint such a young man to run the show.
With both this cuvée and the wonderful Les Rugiens-Hauts, Leroux is back in Pommard with a bang. The 2018 is a blend of Les Vaumuriens (high on the slope) and Les Cras (on the lower slope), both vineyards that lie on the Volnay side of the village. In terms of power, Pommard brought the thunder in 2018, although Leroux notes the cooler, hillside fruit from Les Vaumuriens brought excellent balance to the blend. This was crafted from 100% de-stemmed berries and raised with roughly 20% new oak. We have very little. Very deep and very classy.
90-92 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy “From Cras and Vaumuriens, so a mix of the flat land and the hillside. Deep concentrated red with a most delicious bouquet, heady but balanced with floral notes too. Succulent red fruit, really stylish for Pommard, backed by some habitual tannins.”
RRP $185 Our Price $164.99 – Very limited stock.
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