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V2016 Benjamin Leroux Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Embazées


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Our Price: $185.00 / bottle (RRP: $199.00 ) Case: 1 x 750ml
Another of Chassagne’s lesser-known gems that Leroux has helped put back on the map, so to speak. This site sits right on the southwestern border of Chassagne above Tête du Clos and just below Les Baudines. Leroux works with just 0.28-hectares planted around 1980, and notes that the poor red soils, shot through with Bajocian limestone, gives the wines their unique character. Just 15-20% of the wine was raised in new oak this year. As always, this is more approachable now than Les Baudines, with an open, stone-fruited palate yet also freshness and length and lovely nutty, kernel and spice notes on the finish.

'Bright medium yellow. Deeply pitched nose currently dominated by clove spice. The palate boasts lovely extract thickness, offering concentrated, saline flavors of lemon and wild herbs, plus some smoky influence from the oak. Finishes firm-edged, with a late suggestion of licorice. Serious juice.'
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

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