Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Blanc 2017 - SPIRITED Wines
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Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Blanc 2017
SKU: 55231

Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Blanc 2017

  • v87-88

750ml
$39.99

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
Brand Benjamin Leroux
The stunning Bourgogne Blanc is a mini-Meursault this year, with the lion's share of fruit drawn from multiple parcels in the village, including Leroux's own vines in Sous la Velle and Les Belles Côtes. Then, there's 10% from the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune. Raised in 12-hectolitre foudres and some 300-litre barrels, this has quite remarkable richness, depth and class for the level. Picked in late August, it's a perfectly pitched, grapefruit, fresh pear and almond-noted wine that's finely structured with a long and juicy finish.
Vinous
  • v87-88

(tasted from a foudre; mostly from vines in Meursault): Fresh yellow color. Ripe orchard fruits and a touch of reduction on the nose. Soft and creamy, with Meursault-like flavors of peach and orange zest. At once fat and quite dry, this Bourgogne saturates the mouth. This is now 100% estate, from 1.6 hectares of vines. (Leroux's Bourgogne Aligoté, which includes some century-old vines in Bouzeron, offers aromas of dried fruits, hazelnut and spices and a distinctly sappy quality. It's fairly rich for the category but more about soil and spices than easy fruit.)

Stephen Tanzer, September 2018