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Tue, Feb 6, 2024 10:00AM EST - Tue, Feb 13, 2024 08:00PM EST
  • 1991
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Cote de Nuits
  • Nuits-Saint-Georges
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red
  • EE3578
  • EE3579
Lot 11

1991 Domaine Leroy Nuits St Georges Aux Boudots Premier Cru - 750ml - 2 bottle(s)

Estimate: CAD$5,200 - CAD$8,000

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This lot is comprised of 2 bottle(s) of 1991 Domaine Leroy Nuits St Georges Aux Boudots Premier Cru - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $5200 - $8000 with a reserve of $4000. The bottles in this lot come from collection 10135.
This Toronto based collector is a long time storage client at Iron Gate. He has decided to sell some of his extensive collection which includes some wonderful back vintages from Napa and France.
The score for 1991 Domaine Leroy Nuits St Georges Aux Boudots Premier Cru is 93 from Robert Parker and the tasting note - Three outstanding premier crus include the Nuits St.-Georges-Les Lavieres, Nuits St.-Georges-Les Vignerondes, and Nuits St.-Georges-Les Boudots. Picking a favorite is akin to splitting hairs, as they are all super-rich, densely colored, broadly built, expansive, full-bodied Pinot Noirs with superb complexity and richness. The most opulent, hedonistic, and decadent of this trio of premier crus is the 1991 Nuits St.-Georges-Les Boudots. Its huge, exotic nose of smoke, ripe cassis fruit, herbs, minerals, and roasted nuts is a turn-on. Low in acid, this blockbuster, massively concentrated, voluptuously-textured wine is a knock-out. Drink it over the next 15-18 years. Once again, the remarkable Lalou Bize-Leroy and her gifted winemaker, Andre Porcheret, have made the wines of the vintage. Of course, Ponsot's Chambertin, Clos St.-Denis, and Clos de la Roche offer worthy competition, but considering the numerous vineyards she possesses, and the remarkable success she has enjoyed with all of them, she gets the gold medal in 1991. These are spectacularly rich, concentrated, compelling red burgundies that are significantly less expensive than her magnificent 1990s, yet very close in quality to those wines. And the 1990s were among the finest Pinot Noirs I have ever tasted. Lalou, with her characteristic bravado, compares 1991 to 1959. Her average yields were under 15 hectoliters per hectare, ranging from a low of 9 hectoliters per hectare to the highest, 18 hectoliters per hectare. Translated into production per vine, keeping in mind that Burgundy's vineyards have from 8,000-10,000 vines per hectare compared to about 1,200 vines per hectare in California and Oregon, this is astonishingly low yields. Because of the minuscule quantities produced and their high prices, the saddest thing about the Domaine Leroy's red burgundies is that few people have a chance to taste them. To taste the wines of Leroy is to know what heights Pinot Noir can attain. After tasting the 1991s from barrel last year, I thought she had fashioned the top wines of the vintage. Now that they are in the bottle, they are even more impressive. Prices are significantly lower (down by %25-%30), but quantities are tiny. Produced according to the rigid disciplines of organic farming biodynamics, Lalou Bize-Leroy's 1991s are extraordinary.