Fifty per cent of Leroux’s 2018 hails from the 50-year-old vines of Les Seuvrées, bordering Morey. This year, the northern, limestone-rich La Justice, and old-vines in Les Jeunes Rois, in Brochon near the Fixin border, provided the balance. The fruit from Le Fourneau was rejected on account of yield. Each parcel was vinified separately before blending. There was minimal whole bunch used and the wine was aged in 600-litre and 225-litre barrels.
“Racked. Benjamin rejected one supplier for yield. What he has made is excellent. Mid purple colour, with a very elegant attractively ripe deep red fruit nose. Excellent fresh mineral touch at the back, the savoury detail for which Gevrey is noted, fine boned and very persistent!”
91-93 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy