Gevrey Chambertin - Benjamin Leroux - 2019 - Burgundy - France
Gamey, meaty, full-bore Gevrey? These classic burgundy tropes get more outdated each vintage.
Ben Leroux's village Gevrey is bright and vivid, almost high-toned with great acidity in a warm year. It does show some of the appellation's more savoury edges and some riper dark fruits
Only 20% new oak and this hardly registers, with the purity of the fruit and the emerging Leroux light touch shining brightly.
Burgundian native Benjamin Leroux is one of the brightest minds and winemaking talents of his generation. Considered a winemaking prodigy from an early age, Leroux attended the Lycée Viticole in Baune at the tender age of 13. Ben's wines speak eloquently of where they come from. A legend in the making, Leroux's wines are some of the most exciting in modern-day Burgundy.