2015 Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts Domaine Leroy, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru, Burgundy, France
96 Allen Meadows, Burghound (January 2018)
A strikingly floral-saturated nose reflects notes of Asian-style tea, red currant and a plethora of spice elements. The notably more refined and stonier middle weight flavors possess superb drive if not quite the same power and muscle on the balanced and gorgeously persistent finish. This built-to-age beauty is textbook VRBM.
96+ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (March 2018)
The 2015 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts from Domaine Leroy is predictably superb, soaring from the glass with a deep bouquet of black fruits, hoisin, smoked duck and rich spice. On the palate, the wine is extraordinarily concentrated, full-bodied and ample, with grand cru depth and dimension, a fine-grained chassis of tannin and a long, saline finish. Compared to the lavish—even decadent—Aux Brûlées, Les Beaux Monts is more reserved, its stony structure asserting itself more prominently, its mid-palate more taut and less expansive: it will need more time in the cellar.
96 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (March 2018)
A much darker and more virile side of Vosne emerges from the 2015 Les Beaux Monts. Explosive and ample in textural feel, the Beaux Monts is a wine of real breadth. Smoke, leather and earthy notes complement the dark-tone fruit nicely in conveying an impression of authority.