Decanter 93Review Score 92
Burgundy

2021 Benjamin Leroux Beaune 1er Cru Les Cent Vignes

$298.00
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“This newly-purchased parcel will make an excellent addition to Leroux's lineup. The charming, forward fruit of the 2021 is one of the successes of his portfolio this year. The light ruby colour gives no hint of the pronounced cherry fruit, floral and mineral accents and touch of salinity that one finds on the palate. The body is light, but there is real ripeness here and a great purity to the fruit leading to a lingering finish.” Charles Curtis MW, Decanter Read more
Critic Reviews
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93 POINTS
Charles Curtis MW - Decanter

“This newly-purchased parcel will make an excellent addition to Leroux's lineup. The charming, forward fruit of the 2021 is one of the successes of his portfolio this year. The light ruby colour gives no hint of the pronounced cherry fruit, floral and mineral accents and touch of salinity that one finds on the palate. The body is light, but there is real ripeness here and a great purity to the fruit leading to a lingering finish.” Charles Curtis MW, Decanter

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

“This vineyard was purchased in 2021 but the exploitant continues to run the vines for the moment. Lighter in colour, with a prettily perfumed nose. Really stylish, with grace length and elegance. Neither frost nor disease issues here apparently.” 90-92 points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

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Tasting Notes

Les Cent-Vignes is one of the first vineyards you encounter if you’re heading west out of Beaune. Leroux told us he is delighted to be working in the appellation and would welcome more sources “without hesitation”. Along with the brilliant wines of David Croix, we are delighted to be offering another top grower’s wines from Beaune. It is certainly an underrated village, now on the rise.

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Winemakers Note

Natural cork. This is our second allocation of Leroux’s Les Cent-Vignes. Leroux has been working with a grower here since 2015. Convinced of the quality, he purchased the 0.5-hectare plot in 2021, so from next year’s release, this will be a domaine-owned bottling. The plot, on Cent-Vignes’ brown grèze litée gravels, is planted to two parcels. There’s a section of 50-year-old vines, as well as a young plot planted in 2016.
Leroux told us that the blend of the two parcels is complementary; the old vines bring depth and intensity, while the younger vines contribute freshness. 

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Delivery Details

Marketplace Product: Dispatch from Sydney warehouse in approximately 8 business days. Vintages for Marketplace items are subject to change, and we cannot guarantee the specific vintage you ordered will be delivered. Generally, the latest available vintage will be delivered to you.


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