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2020 Benjamin Leroux, Volnay Premier Cru, Les Mitans 6x75cl

JM88-91VM90-92
Benjamin has been a good friend of ours since his days at Comte Armand, and his powerful, impressive winemaking style shines through in 2020 where concentration meets with backbone and guile in the... Volnay commune. He remembers his first ever visit to the UK back in 1999 where he spent some time staying with Richard Wheeler (Johnny's father, sadly passed away last year), memorable not least for the friendly dispute regarding the relative merits of local Mersea native Oysters versus their French counterparts! Benjamin’s Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans reflects the greatest attributes of this excellent vintage. Density, richness and structure are all to the fore in a cuvée which gets better with every passing vintage.
£366 / Case£61 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2022 Benjamin Leroux, Meursault, Blanc 6x75cl

JM89-92
"On its finings, the village Meursault is blended from lower slope vineyards plus Bois de Blagny just under the forest. Elegant white fruit, a mix of apple and pear, displaying more body weight on... the palate. The Meursault retains good acidity as well, so this will continue to build in the right direction." 89-92 pts., Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
£348 / Case£58 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2022 Benjamin Leroux, Bourgogne, Blanc 6x75cl

£138 / Case£23 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2022 Benjamin Leroux, Savigny-les-Beaune 6x75cl

2022 continues the run of form we have been reporting from the Savigny-lès-Beaune commune. The altitude and resulting crisp acidity and textures are made to shine in warm vintages. Benjamin is... nothing short of a winemaking luminary, and after his scintillating career at Domaine du Comte Armand, he has taken his label to impressive heights. His Savigny exhibits superb purity, with violets and cherry fruit dominating the bouquet. Benjamin delivers faultless balance, and his tannin management yields a commendably fine grain and light grip to the structure. Overall, here is a cuvée produced by a consummate craftsman, elegant, balanced, and with excellent length. (Mr.Wheeler Wine)
£180 / Case£30 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2022 Benjamin Leroux, Bourgogne, Rouge 6x75cl

JM87-89
"A deep mid purple, with unusual intensity – this includes Monthelie and 1er Cru. An interesting mix of sweet raspberry, some blackcurrant, juicy cherry. Medium bodied, a fine balance between tannins and acidity alongside the abundant fruit." 87-89 pts., Jasper Morris MW, www.insideburgundy.com
£138 / Case£23 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2021 Benjamin Leroux, Saint-Romain, Sous le Chateau 6x75cl

JM88-90
"There was enough fruit to make use of a good mix of barrel shapes and sizes, as St-Romain was not much frosted. Pale colour with a light green tint. Fresh bouquet, some lime blossom, good tension... here with a mineral backbone, and an attractive finish. Drink from 2024-2027. Tasted: October 2022" 4 stars, 88-90 pts, Jasper Morris MW, www.insideburgundy.com
£189 / Case£31.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2021 Benjamin Leroux, Meursault, Blanc 6x75cl

The 2021 Meursault Village has a crisp, clean walnut and dried honey bouquet with hints of peach coming through. The palate is well balanced with a real race to the acidity, giving it a focus and exceptional tensile strength. It has the elegance of a Puligny but the power of its village. Delicious.
£336 / Case£56 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2021 Benjamin Leroux, Bourgogne, Blanc 6x75cl

In this cuvée Benjamin masterfully blends fruit from mostly Meursault, with some higher altitude chardonnay from the hills above Beaune. This adds real fitness and gives a Bourgogne Blanc of real... class. Large, old oak fermenting vessels and lees ageing help keep this wine remarkably fresh and elegant, with just a hint of warm butter and the fresh zing of citrus loveliness. Superb value. (Mr.Wheeler tasting note)
£132 / Case£22 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2021 Benjamin Leroux, Volnay Premier Cru, Les Mitans 6x75cl

Mitans has been officially noted as a superior site since 1236! Very famous for its elegance, and from it Benjamin, using the considerable Volnay experience he amassed at the helm of Domaine du Comte... Armand, delivers a 1er cru of seamless balance, with power at its core and notes of lightly roasted coffee and vibrant floral notes lifting the rich red fruit centre. Superb.
£456 / Case£76 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2021 Benjamin Leroux, Savigny-les-Beaune 6x75cl

Gorgeous pinot purity on the nose, giving crushed strawberry, rose petal and a wisp of vanilla. Rounded on the palate, medium-bodied, with marmalade notes tinging the dark berry fruit. Deliciously bitter red/dark cherry finishing up. Superb.
£174 / Case£29 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2021 Benjamin Leroux, Bourgogne, Rouge 6x75cl

Made primarily from fruit taken from the Côte de Beaune and aged mostly in foudres with a small percentage of new wood, this has a delicious morello cherry and hedgerow fruit nose. Its intensity and balance are exceptional for an entry level cuvee, and it is persistent with its pleasure-giving already.
£132 / Case£22 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate