Leroux notes that he was delighted with the quality of his Bourgogne fruit this year. Even so, this year’s cuvée includes 25% villages wines from St-Romain and Monthelie. The Bourgogne-level fruit was drawn from the excellent Maison Dieu in Volnay, Les Mont Pellans in Meursault and some from Estate vines in Pommard. There’s also a good glug of Dames Huguettes, which lies in the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits above Vosne-Romanée. The élevage took place in a 50-hectolitre Grenier cask supported by a number of 228-litre Burgundian pièce. There was no new oak and the grapes were mostly de-stemmed.
“Inviting and gorgeous sweet dark-red fruit. Rich and savoury at the same time. Fantastic for a Bourgogne – Leroux thinks Bourgogne and village wines are great in 2018. A little bit of peppery spice, fine tannins and wonderful but not overripe fruit. Gently spiced and chewy on the finish. Should be GV!"
Julia Harding, Jancisrobinson.com"