BARGAIN BURGUNDY 2015
The word ‘bargain’ is probably not one of the plaudits that is, or will be attached to Burgundy 2015. The wines, especially the reds, are exceptional - maybe the best since 2005 - but such quality comes at a price. That said, Leroy’s generic Bourgogne Rouge, bottled under their Maison label, has long-been for us one of the value-picks that we look out for with every new vintage. In a year like 2015, it is front and centre on our radar.
With the quality, pedigree and ageing ability of at least a Villages level Burg from the majority of top producers, the nature of the 2015 vintage means that this beauty will be able to go to-to-toe with even some 1er Cru offerings from recent years. Ripe, pure Pinot at its best, if you fancy buying anything from any of the big guns in this vintage (without re-mortgaging your house) then this is it.
Put more simply, this is a special wine, from a special vintage at an affordable price. What are you waiting for?
- Price: £43.75
- Pack Size: 12 x 0.75L
- Status: IB
- Quantity: 8
- ETA: Autumn 2017
Tasting Notes and Scores
The quality of generic red burgundy is extremely high in 2015, and Leroy's Bourgogne Rouge feels anything BUT generic. It's bright and lively, with a vibrant style and a core of sweet, delicious raspberry tartness and a touch of black fruit for added density. Silky tannins with just a hint of earthy beetroot savouriness mark this out as a serious wine, capable of ageing for 5-10 years, but only the most determined will be able to wait that long... give it 18 months and it will blow away most villages wines from other vintages!