1969 Leroy Echezeaux

This bottle was purchased on re-release from the Domaine. All aspects of this wine are of an antique Burgundy. The color is russet with little variation and the aromas play almost exclusively in the tertiary end of the pool. The perfume is dominated by a sweet fruit core wrapped in an iron/metallic robe and sets the wine on a slightly plodding track, this presentation is lifted only slightly by hints of catmint and briny ocean air. The palate is smooth and sweet but lacks the lift that benefits the nose, more acid may have really lit this wine up. In this vein, the wine is reminiscent of a sweet black tea.  It is tasty enough to drink but would excel with just “a squeeze of lemon” to combat and balance the dark nature of the palate. Time in glass accomplishes little other than exposing a note of game. The wine is nice but considering the vintage and Grand Cru status of the vineyard, should exhibit far more pedigree; honestly it falls short.


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