Good deep red. Highly nuanced nose combines red cherry, smoked meat, underbrush and pepper. Wild, sexy and sweet, with lovely energy and sap to the complex flavors of red fruits, minerals, pepper and herbs. A real essence of Clos de la Roche, finishing with palate-saturating persistence.
Robert Parker 96
Kirsch, rose hip, and soy intensely scent the Leroy 2007 Clos De La Roche, which reveals brightness and finesse as well as a saline savor unusual for its appellation. To be sure, notes of leather and crushed stone as well as smoked and roasted meats contribute further and perhaps more site-typical complexity. But it’s the sheer finesse, buoyancy, and vibratory energy on display that most amaze, leaving your tongue and gums a quiver and your salivary glands pumping helplessly. There is also a faint hint of heat, but its effect is negligible given what’s going on around you when you swallow (or, in my case, spit). Look for 20 or more years of excitement.
Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030