2001 Leroy Richebourg: Exceptional Vintage Ready to Drink Now

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Someone lucky will get their hands on some 2001 Leroy Richebourg today – Will it be you?

Recently rescored and retasted by William Kelley (in Nov. 2022) and given a very strong 98 points. He said that it was just at the beginning of a glorious plateau of maturity – and gave it a drink window through 2050!

Leroy is one of the largest landholders in Richebourg, second only to Domaine de la Romanee Conti. As we know, this vineyard borders the miniscule vineyards of La Romanee and Romanee Conti, the first being a monopole for Liger Belair and the latter a monopole for DRC. The best examples of Richebourg offer us an imposing amount of supremely complicated flavors – the signature spiciness; violets; chocolate – with a deepness & fullness unrivaled in any other red Burgundy. Moreover, this is delivered with great finesse allied with the most satiny texture of any of the Grand Crus. At its best, Richebourg is incomparable.

Lalou Bize-Leroy herself is an enigma. She marches to the beat of her own drum, and vintage after vintage, bottle after bottle continues to turn out some of the most mesmerizing wines a human could experience. Take every beautiful descriptor for wine you’ve ever heard, wrap them in one package and you have Leroy. This one-of-a-kind producer lives only for and by her vines.

These 2001’s are a no brainer when you consider what current vintages of this wine sells for – Take for example the 2015 Leroy Richebourg – This was given the exact same score from William Kelley (98 points) and you cannot find a bottle in the world that is selling for below $18,000. In the United States? Nothing below $33,000/PER BOTTLE.

Why pay those prices when you can buy perfectly aged Leroy, ready to drink now.

Sourced from one of our longest standing clients – We are offering these for the lowest price in the WORLD.

"I have said it so many times that it may seem redundant but let me repeat it- Lalou Bize-Leroy stands alone at the top of Burgundy’s quality hierarchy. Because she is a perfectionist, and because she has the courage to produce wines from low yield and bottle them naturally, without fining or filtration."
- Robert Parker






2001 Leroy Richebourg -

Lalou Bize-Leroy's 2001 Richebourg Grand Cru is drinking brilliantly, entirely transcending early estimates of the vintage's quality. Soaring from the glass with a captivating bouquet of wilted rose petals, peonies, exotic spices, sweet red berries, plums and vine smoke, it's full-bodied, satiny and sensual, with an enveloping core of vibrant fruit, melting tannins and a long, pungently perfumed finish. It's at the beginning of a glorious plateau of maturity. – William Kelley (for the Wine Advocate), 98 points – Tasted in Nov. 2022

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