Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Rouge 2018
Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Rouge 2018 vintage blend includes a quarter of declassified villages-level wine from St-Romain and Monthélie. The Bourgogne-level fruit is drawn mostly from the excellent Maison Dieu in Pommard, Les Mont Pellans in Meursault, some Estate vines in Volnay and even a little contribution from Vosne-Romanée (Croix Blanches). The remaining 25% comes from the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits above Vosne-Romanée.
The élevage took place in 22-hectolitre Grenier cask supported by a few 228-litre Burgundian pièce. There was no new oak used, and the grapes were entirely de-stemmed. But these are details; the most important thing to know is that it’s a superb wine for its level—deep and generous, remarkably rich for Bourgogne (with dark cherry, mocha, iodine notes) and a spicy, dark chocolate noted close.
"Punches above your average Bourgogne Rouge, is my first impression. Spicy and slightly earthy, raspberry and cherry, fine dusty tannin lends soft grip, fresh strawberry acidity (and flavour), slightly peppery but ripe throughout, with a finish of solid length. Excellent and approachable. Very nice." - Gary Walsh, Wine Front
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Pinot Noir
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Vintage - 2018
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 12.5%