Leroy (Domaine Leroy & Maison Leroy Collection)

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Leroy: The Importance

Leroy is one of the most prestigious names in the whole of Burgundy. Commanding occasionally eye-wateringly expensive prices and garnering impossibly high praise from virtually every wine critic that has tasted them. The quotes speak for themselves:

 

"Lalou Bize-Leroy stands virtually alone at the top of Burgundy's quality hierarchy... her wines embarrass much of what is produced in Burgundy.” and “Lalou Bize-Leroy. The controversial Lalou must drive many Burgundians crazy given the extraordinary quality of her wines, and the high prices they fetch. She is un uncompromising winemaker, with a portfolio of red and white Burgundies that qualitatively have no peers.” - Robert Parker

 

"This is the greatest estate in Burgundy... The sheer concentration, depth and intensity Lalou Bize-Leroy manages to squeeze into her bottles is breathtaking." - Clive Coates MW

 

"Leroy, absolute perfection. More than a model, the wines are an absolute reference." - La Revue du Vin de France

 

"Their finesse and persistence of flavour is extraordinary." - Decanter Magazine

 

"The descriptor 'stunning' isn't praise enough..." - Allen Meadows

 

The iconic wines produced here are the benchmark against which practically all Burgundy is assessed by critics and connoisseurs. The final word goes to Robert Parker, who said: “Today, this is the greatest estate in Burgundy, producing uncompromising wines of irrefutable longevity and intensity.”
 

Leroy: The Insight

Alongside Domaine de la Romanée Conti and sister winery Domaine d’Auvenay, Leroy produces the most exclusive and highly-sought after wines of Burgundy. Across the vintages and throughout their entire range, their tiny output and immense quality mean an almost perfect storm where supply can never meet demand. This means that inevitably initial allocations disappear into private cellars immediately on release.  

 

Leroy is owned by Lalou Bize-Leroy, described by Jancis Robinson as “Burgundy’s most celebrated vigneronne” and “the queen of Burgundy”. Previously the co-manager of the iconic Domaine de la Romanée Conti, her empire now comprises three entities: Domaine d’Auvenay based around an old hunting lodge, the original Domaine Leroy and the Maison Leroy Collection.  Domaine Leroy forms the top tier and for many the pinnacle of Burgundian wine. The Maison Leroy Collection, a continuation of her father’s négociant business, is the “insider” buy and offers an affordable entry to the domain, something not provided by the likes of DRC. Leroy has no contract with any grape growers. Instead three courtiers present a selection of unlabelled wines to Lalou Bize-Leroy, who tastes them blind with no knowledge of price or provenance. She stakes her considerable reputation on her expert palate and market knowledge and selects the Maison’s outturn from what she has tasted. This is one of a few houses that can offer twenty, thirty or forty year-old wines that have lain unmoved in the cellar since bottling. Below you will find the wines from both Domaine Leroy and Maison Leroy Collection.

 

Due to the exclusivity of Leroy and Lalou Bize-Leroy’s “mesmerizing wines” (Neal Martin), it is virtually impossible to arrange a visit or secure an allocation. However, FINE+RARE have become a valued partner of Madame Leroy over decades selling her wine. This puts us in the privileged position of receiving the largest direct allocation of any UK wine merchant and an invitation to visit and taste with her each year. Therefore, although it is virtually impossible to predict which vintage of which appellation will come next, what is known is that FINE+RARE is the place to access Leroy. But please be aware that allocations sell out rapidly, so make sure your Account Manager is fully aware of your interest.  


Leroy: The Background

In the 1950s, Lalou Bize-Leroy began working for her father’s négociant business called Maison Leroy. She dedicated her time to studying the vineyards of Burgundy. She developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of the region’s terroir. By 1971 she was the Presdent/Directrice of Maison Leroy, accompanying her father to meetings at Domaine de la Romanée Conti, an investment her father had made in the 1940s giving him fifty percent ownership of the winery. Three years later Madame Leroy was the co-manager of DRC, where she worked until 1992, raising the status of the domain to its now astronomical level. However, for reasons that have garnered much speculation, Bize-Leroy left and turned her attention solely to her own businesses: Domaine d’Auvenay, Domaine Leroy and Maison Leroy. Lalou Bize-Leroy is often described as elfin, in fact Antonio Galloni has credited her with “the energy of a 20-year-old”, proven by her love of rock climbing. She restricts yields to four bunches per vine, implements rigorous quality control to ensure only perfect grapes make it into her wines, uses biodynamic viticulture, only replaces vines with her own cuttings and doesn’t employ an oenologist relying only on her own skills and the quality of her fruit. The company is one third owned by Takashimaya, the Japanese luxury department store and distributor.

 

Leroy’s impressive holdings include nine Grands Crus (Corton-Charlemagne, Corton-Renardes, Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Clos de Vougeot, Musigny, Clos de la Roche, Latricières-Chambertin and Chambertin) and eight Premier Crus (Volnay Santenots du Milieu, Savigny Les Beaune Les Narbantons. Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Vignerondes and Aux Boudots,Vosne-Romanée Aux Brûlées and Les Beaux Monts, Chambolle-Musigny Les Charmes and Gevrey Chambertin Les Combottes), yields are restricted to just four bunches per vine and only perfect grapes make it past the sorting table (Bize-Leroy employs as many pickers as harvesters). Biodynamic viticulture is strictly adhered to within the 23 hectares of old vines and she has not employed a winemaker or oenologist since 1993 and firmly believes that this is not a requirement of a domain with perfect fruit. And as Robert Parker says: “You will simply never get a disappointing bottle of wine from Bize-Leroy. Her wines not only reflect their appellations, but are Burgundy’s reference points.”

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2006 Aloxe Corton Leroy Burgundy

2006 Aloxe Corton Burgundy

£2,567.00
£2,567.00
£215.00

2003 Aloxe Corton Leroy Burgundy

2003 Aloxe Corton Burgundy

£2,737.00
£2,737.00
£229.00

1972 Aloxe Corton Leroy Burgundy

1972 Aloxe Corton Burgundy

£3,890.00
£324.00

1964 Auxey Duresses Leroy Burgundy

1964 Auxey Duresses Burgundy

£2,512.00
£2,512.00
£200.00
£173.00

1954 Auxey Duresses Leroy Burgundy

1954 Auxey Duresses Burgundy

£3,429.00
£286.00

2009 Auxey Duresses Blanc Leroy Burgundy

2009 Auxey Duresses Blanc Burgundy

£768.00
£768.00
£67.00

1992 Batard Montrachet Leroy Burgundy

1992 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

£8,471.00
£799.00

2005 Beaune Belissand Leroy Burgundy

2005 Beaune Belissand Burgundy

£2,910.00
£2,910.00
£1,454.00
£244.00

2011 Beaune Les Aigrots Leroy Burgundy

2011 Beaune Les Aigrots Burgundy

£2,395.00
£2,395.00

2000 Beaune Marconnets Leroy Burgundy

2000 Beaune Marconnets Burgundy

£2,280.00
£2,280.00

2009 Beaune Teurons Leroy Burgundy

2009 Beaune Teurons Burgundy

£3,352.00
£3,352.00

2000 Beaune Teurons Leroy Burgundy

2000 Beaune Teurons Burgundy

£2,816.00
£2,816.00

2011 Bourgogne Aligote Leroy Burgundy

2011 Bourgogne Aligote Burgundy

£400.00
£400.00
£37.00

2010 Bourgogne Aligote Leroy Burgundy

2010 Bourgogne Aligote Burgundy

£663.00
£663.00
£332.00
£58.00

2009 Bourgogne Aligote Leroy Burgundy

2009 Bourgogne Aligote Burgundy

£593.00
£593.00
£52.00

N.V. Bourgogne Blanc Leroy Burgundy

N.V. Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£286.00
£286.00

2015 Bourgogne Blanc Leroy Burgundy

2015 Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£385.00
£385.00

2014 Bourgogne Blanc Leroy Burgundy

2014 Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£315.00
£315.00
£29.00

2011 Bourgogne Blanc Leroy Burgundy

2011 Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£273.00
£273.00
£26.00

N.V. Bourgogne Fleurs de Vignes Leroy Burgundy

N.V. Bourgogne Fleurs de Vignes Burgundy

£250.00
£250.00
£24.00

N.V. Bourgogne Fleurs de Vignes (2016 Release) Leroy Burgundy

N.V. Bourgogne Fleurs de Vignes (2016 Release) Burgundy

£250.00
£250.00

2015 Bourgogne Rouge Leroy Burgundy

2015 Bourgogne Rouge Burgundy

£320.00
£320.00
£30.00

2003 Bourgogne Rouge Leroy Burgundy

2003 Bourgogne Rouge Burgundy

£341.00
£341.00

2009 Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

2009 Chambertin Burgundy

£41,168.00
£3,447.00

2007 Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

2007 Chambertin Burgundy

£45,200.00
£3,785.00

1974 Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

1974 Chambertin Burgundy

£21,848.00
£1,822.00

1972 Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

1972 Chambertin Burgundy

£17,671.00
£1,471.00

2009 Chambolle Musigny Leroy Burgundy

2009 Chambolle Musigny Burgundy

£4,827.00
£4,827.00

1987 Chambolle Musigny Leroy Burgundy

1987 Chambolle Musigny Burgundy

£1,103.00
£94.00

1996 Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes Leroy Burgundy

1996 Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes Burgundy

£7,902.00
£658.00

2002 Chambolle Musigny Les Feusselottes Leroy Burgundy

2002 Chambolle Musigny Les Feusselottes Burgundy

£3,635.00
£303.00

2006 Charmes Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

2006 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

£6,435.00
£536.00

1971 Charmes Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

1971 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

£14,581.00
£1,213.00

2009 Chassagne Montrachet Les Baudines Leroy Burgundy

2009 Chassagne Montrachet Les Baudines Burgundy

£1,818.00
£1,818.00
£153.00

2008 Chassagne Montrachet Les Baudines Leroy Burgundy

2008 Chassagne Montrachet Les Baudines Burgundy

£2,824.00
£236.00

2013 Chassagne Montrachet Les Chevenottes Leroy Burgundy

2013 Chassagne Montrachet Les Chevenottes Burgundy

£3,263.00
£3,263.00
£273.00

2008 Chassagne Montrachet Les Embrazees Leroy Burgundy

2008 Chassagne Montrachet Les Embrazees Burgundy

£1,604.00
£1,604.00

2009 Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Leroy Burgundy

2009 Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Burgundy

£1,878.00
£1,878.00
£158.00

2011 Chorey Les Beaune Leroy Burgundy

2011 Chorey Les Beaune Burgundy

£885.00
£885.00

2009 Chorey Les Beaune Leroy Burgundy

2009 Chorey Les Beaune Burgundy

£954.00
£954.00
£82.00

2013 Clos Vougeot Leroy Burgundy

2013 Clos Vougeot Burgundy

£19,820.00
£19,820.00

2011 Clos Vougeot Leroy Burgundy

94.5

2011 Clos Vougeot Burgundy

94.5
£16,407.00
£4,101.00

1937 Clos Vougeot Leroy Burgundy

1937 Clos Vougeot Burgundy

£24,200.00
DP £2,018.00

2013 Clos de la Roche Leroy Burgundy

2013 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

£23,948.00
£5,995.00

1992 Clos de la Roche Leroy Burgundy

1992 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

£15,671.00
£1,306.00

1964 Clos de la Roche Leroy Burgundy

1964 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

£42,284.00
£3,542.00

2001 Le Corton Leroy Burgundy

2001 Le Corton Burgundy

£7,381.00
£615.00

2011 Corton Charlemagne Leroy Burgundy

94.0

2011 Corton Charlemagne Burgundy

94.0
£22,560.00
£1,882.00

2009 Corton Charlemagne Leroy Burgundy

94.0

2009 Corton Charlemagne Burgundy

94.0
£19,695.00
£1,640.00

2007 Corton Charlemagne Leroy Burgundy

2007 Corton Charlemagne Burgundy

£29,900.00
£2,498.00

2013 Corton Renardes Leroy Burgundy

2013 Corton Renardes Burgundy

£17,671.00
£8,833.00

2011 Corton Renardes Leroy Burgundy

95.0

2011 Corton Renardes Burgundy

95.0
£17,037.00
£1,419.00

2009 Corton Renardes Leroy Burgundy

2009 Corton Renardes Burgundy

£19,695.00
£1,640.00

1999 Corton Renardes Leroy Burgundy

1999 Corton Renardes Burgundy

£14,821.00
£1,233.00

2009 Cotes de Beaune Villages Leroy Burgundy

2009 Cotes de Beaune Villages Burgundy

£857.00
£857.00
£74.00

2010 Cotes de Nuits Villages Leroy Burgundy

2010 Cotes de Nuits Villages Burgundy

£1,140.00
£1,140.00

2010 Fixin Leroy Burgundy

2010 Fixin Burgundy

£1,341.00
£1,341.00

2009 Fixin Leroy Burgundy

2009 Fixin Burgundy

£1,341.00
£1,341.00
£114.00

2008 Gevrey Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

2008 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

£2,856.00
£2,856.00
£239.00

2005 Gevrey Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

2005 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

£3,222.00
£3,222.00

2003 Gevrey Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

2003 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

£3,485.00
£3,485.00
£291.00

1972 Gevrey Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

1972 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

£4,737.00
£394.00

1999 Gevrey Chambertin Fontenys Leroy Burgundy

1999 Gevrey Chambertin Fontenys Burgundy

£2,788.00
£233.00

1996 Gevrey Chambertin Fontenys Leroy Burgundy

1996 Gevrey Chambertin Fontenys Burgundy

£5,587.00
£465.00

1968 Grands Echezeaux Leroy Burgundy

1968 Grands Echezeaux Burgundy

£15,191.00
£1,266.00

1964 Grands Echezeaux Leroy Burgundy

1964 Grands Echezeaux Burgundy

£33,404.00
£2,795.00

1959 Grands Echezeaux Leroy Burgundy

1959 Grands Echezeaux Burgundy

£27,320.00
£27,320.00

2013 Latricieres Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

2013 Latricieres Chambertin Burgundy

£24,764.00
£2,067.00

1994 Latricieres Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

1994 Latricieres Chambertin Burgundy

£16,091.00
£1,341.00

1992 Latricieres Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

1992 Latricieres Chambertin Burgundy

£15,983.00
£1,332.00

1989 Latricieres Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

1989 Latricieres Chambertin Burgundy

£22,856.00
£1,906.00

2009 Maranges Leroy Burgundy

2009 Maranges Burgundy

£607.00
£607.00
£54.00

1990 Maranges Leroy Burgundy

1990 Maranges Burgundy

£1,489.00
£1,489.00
£126.00

1959 Mazis Chambertin Leroy Burgundy

1959 Mazis Chambertin Burgundy

£27,896.00
£2,331.00

2009 Meursault Leroy Burgundy

2009 Meursault Burgundy

£1,345.00
£114.00
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