Benjamin Leroux Vosne Romanee 2018


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Benjamin Leroux is very much the heir apparent to the legendary Henri Jayer’s Burgundy throne. As of the 2018 vintage, Leroux now farms two hectares in Vosne, and so this year’s wine benefits from a more complex range of sites spanning the length of the village. Starting in the north we have Les Violettes and Maizières Basses—both organically farmed plots with 60-year-old Pinot Fin vines that lie on the Flagey side of the village close to Clos de Vougeot. South of the village there’s the new parcels of Aux GenaivrièresLes Jacquines and La Rivière (the latter two parcels lie under the northern 1er Crus of Nuits-Saint-Georges).

Pretty, floral. fine perfume is engaging, poached strawberry and stony earthiness. Good grip and mouth-perfume, flesh and spice, stony feel, cool but soft acidity, with fresh red berries on a long finish. Classy wine, but a kind of gourmand feel, if you will. - Gary Walsh, Wine Front, 94 Points