Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Domaine Leroy Bourgogne Aligote 2011

Date of Tasting: 8 January 2016
Wine Type: White
Grape Varieties: 100% Aligote
Alcohol: 12.5%
Origin: Burgundy, France
Appellation: Bourgogne Aligote AOC
Expect to Pay: ~ EUR60
Chubby Appreciation: 93/100
Critics' Opinion: CT - 89/100

Appearance: Light yellow straw.
Aroma: Saline, lime curd, crushed rock, and orchard.
Palate: Rich and creamy. Lingering acidity. Dry with density. Citrus and spice notes. Not at all austere.

Such a unique personality and expression from the woman behind Domaine Leroy, Lalou Bize-Leroy, this with Bourgogne is. This is no ordinary flat Aligote. On the other hand, vibrant and fresh with complexity. Initially, it seemed to hold its nerve backward. Only after a few hours of opening, the true characters revealed. Such an enjoyable Aligote.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
AG = Antonio Galloni
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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