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Benjamin Leroux

About the Producer

Region: Beaune

Benjamin Leroux made a name for himself at Domaine du Comte Armand where he was general manager until 2014. He still found time to launch his own label in 2007 and now produces wines from over 50 vineyards. Apart from 4 four hectares owned by the domaine, grapes are purchased from trusted organic or biodynamic growers.
The 2020 harvest took place over just six days, starting on 20th August in the Côte de Beaune and a few days later on 25th in the Côte de Nuits. A combination of hot days and cool nights enabled the grapes to achieve high levels of ripeness whilst maintaining their freshness. A sign of a ‘top-quality vintage’ says Benjamin, intense flavours are balanced by a phenolic mineral character which gives the wines great energy and definition.

Tasting Notes

By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer

2020 Saint-Romain Sous le Château
£150 per 6 bottle case in bond

From a cool terroir on rocky limestone soil, this very refreshing cuvée has a lively bouquet of white flowers followed by a juicy citrus palate with delicate white peach notes. An attractive mineral finish provides great tension. Drink from 2023.

2020 Meursault
£264 per 6 bottle case in bond

A charming Meursault from domaine vineyards scattered around the appellation including Blagny. A lifted bouquet of bright citrus fruits, white flowers and a hint of gunflint leads to a long palate with pithy grapefruit and stone fruit flavours. Flower blossom scents on the finish give a light, airy feel to this Meursault. Drink from 2023.

2020 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Baudines
£360 per 6 bottle case in bond

Well-defined and quite intense on the nose with vibrant citrus and lemon pith aromas. The palate is very well balanced with plenty of energy and a salty
mineral note on the finish. Will gain in depth and complexity with cellaring. Drink from 2025.

2020 Meursault 1er Cru La Pièce Sous le Bois
£450 per 6 bottle case in bond

Located on a cool terroir just below the woods, 90-year-old vines add real complexity to this wine. Very appealing on the nose with subtle honeysuckle
and floral notes, a delicate palate is underpinned by fine acidity. This is very pretty though a little reticent at this stage. Drink from 2025.

2020 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Vergelesses
£204 per 6 bottle case in bond

The second vintage for Leroux, this shows immediate appeal with crunchy hedgerow fruits and crushed raspberries on the nose. Sweet forest fruit
flavours are balanced by fine tannins with a twist of black pepper on the finish. Drink from 2025.

2020 Gevrey-Chambertin
£246 per 6 bottle case in bond

Mostly from Les Sevrées and La Justice, with the rest from Brochon, this is a well-defined Gevrey displaying bright redcurrant and silky textured strawberry fruits which are balanced by fine grained tannins. Drink from 2025.

2020 Volnay
£246 per 6 bottle case in bond

Supple and fresh with a generous core of dark plum and damson fruits, this is a richly textured Volnay with a firm structure. Dark forest fruits mingle with wild herbs and a spicy sous-bois note. This will benefit from further ageing. Drink from 2025.

2020 Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans
£366 per 6 bottle case in bond

A stunning Volnay from the top part of the parcel, this has perfumed strawberry and bright plum bouquet leading to a silky textured palate with very fine, peppery tannins. It shows wonderful definition and style and will age well. Drink from 2025.

2020 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers
£570 per 6 bottle case in bond

Delicately balanced and very pure, this has a scented bouquet of cassis fruits infused with rose petals and wild strawberry scents. Elegantly balanced with
silky textures and excellent length, the terroir comes through with beautiful clarity. Drink from 2026.

2019 Corton Grand Cru
£600 per 6 bottle case in bond

A very elegant and satisfying Corton with lovely depth and mouthfeel, it has an expansive bouquet of rich cassis fruits followed by an elegantly intense and well-balanced palate with fine tannins. Shows great ageing potential. Drink from 2027.

2019 Clos Vougeot Petit Maupertuis Grand Cru
£525 per 3 bottle case in bond

Located next to the wall of the Clos, Petit Maupertuis benefits from its own sheltered microclimate. A fragrant nose of red cherries and wildflowers is followed by a pure cassis palate with a chalky mineral note. Showing great structure and energy, this is for the longer term. Drink from 2027.

Burgundy 2020 Enquiry Form

Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
available on a strict allocation basis. Get in touch with us via the form below to secure your cases.







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