Leroy Beaux Monts 1990 750mL (Cracked Wax Capsule)
1990 Leroy - Wine Advocate #83 - Oct 1992: Lalou Bize-Leroy's Vosne-Romanee-Les Brulees and Vosne-Romanee-Les Beaumonts are both sensational wines, but they could not be more different. The Vosne-Romanee-Les Beaumonts is a more subtle, more classic example of a top premier cru Vosne-Romanee. It does not soar from the glass with the exotic, smoky, roasted character of the Les Brulees, but it does offer authoritative and persistent aromas of black fruits, herbs, underbrush, and sweet oak. While it displays exceptional concentration of flavor in the mouth, it is supported by higher levels of tannin and is a more structured, denser, richer wine than the Les Brulees. Since the tannins are more noticeable, it should be cellared for 7-8 years, and should last for 30 or more. This profound wine is one of the superstars of the vintage.