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1995 Leroy Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
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Slightly moist under the capsule, 13% alcohol, bottle #00186 with 4016 total bottles. Decanted, bouquet started filling the dining room almost immediately. Translucent raspberry color, slight amount of sediment, started enjoying after two hours. Immediately the wife said "Whoa what is this?" Really a full throttle burgundy, still some tannin, bacon and spice on the nose, mouthcoating fruit, extremely long finish. Yes, it could improve a bit with more aging but it is my birthday and in any event, no wine is sacred in my cellar. This is the kind of burgundy that makes you weak in the knees. Still enjoying the final glass. 98 points
 
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How much would a single bottle of this set me back?


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How much would a single bottle of this set me back?


Either both of your pinkies or a kidney, your choice.

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Thanks for the note and glad the wine was special!

While I have had far too many wines from Leroy that disappoint, always indeed special when they work.

I saw a bottle of the '96 St.Vivant in my cellar I should think about.
 
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Thanks for the note and glad the wine was special!

While I have had far too many wines from Leroy that disappoint, always indeed special when they work.

I saw a bottle of the '96 St.Vivant in my cellar I should think about.


I have the '96 Mazi, you first. Seriously I wouldn't open either one for 5 years.
 
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As good as the 1995's from Leroy are, the 1996's are dream wines. I have a nice stash of Leroy Premeir Cru's and Grand Crus from 1996 and I am starting to nibble.
 
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Roentgen Ray pulled a bottle of this wine from his cellar to share last night. I didn't take any notes, but I do recall that it was an elegant wine showing beautiful red fruit, leather, mushrooms, and sturdy acidity. The wine seems to be in its optimal drinking window and should hold for several years.


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Sounds great, gig, as it should have been. That was very generous of RR to open that.


Just one more sip.
 
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That was very generous of RR to open that.


Leroy Clos de Vougeot, very gracious indeed.

I have a couple of '02 sleeping, and have high hopes for in the future.
 
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The Clos Vougeot is a pretty cool place to visit if you ever get the chance. Big (by burgundy standards) vineyard with a castle in the middle. Of course it's surrounded by a stone wall (making it a clos). Quite picturesque and cool to approach by bicycle. I was there with Birdungy and our wives this summer. IMO it's a pilgrimage worth making if you like the wines.


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The Clos Vougeot is a pretty cool place to visit if you ever get the chance. Big (by burgundy standards) vineyard with a castle in the middle. Of course it's surrounded by a stone wall (making it a clos). Quite picturesque. IMO it's a pilgrimage worth making if you like the wines.


I agree. I would also suggest not all the wines made from this Clos are special.
 
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Agree on both counts. We've visited in both of the previous two summers, but by car. It's a stunningly beautiful setting. We stay in a nearby hotel. Hopefully we'll return to the area next year.


Just one more sip.
 
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