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Benjamin Leroux Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2020

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Benjamin Leroux Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2020
Producer Benjamin Leroux
Region, Country Gevrey-Chambertin, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 21001-750

2020 marks Leroux’s third release from 1er Cru Les Cazetiers, having replaced Les Goulots and La Perrière, which have returned to the growers. Along with Clos-Saint-Jacques and Lavaux-Saint-Jacques, Les Cazetiers is considered one of the finest 1er Crus of Gevrey—so it’s a pretty handy replacement. Inside Burgundy’s Jasper Morris tells us, “Good Cazetiers gives a feeling of refinement and precision which has an intellectual appeal as well as being vinously satisfying.” This steep, 8.43-ha vineyard is located directly up-slope from the village of Gevrey, flanked by Clos Saint-Jacques and Combe aux Moines. Leroux’s plot has 40-year-old Pinot Fin vines, situated mid-slope on “A gorgeous terroir next to the Clos Saint-Jacques,” notes Leroux. The vines here have been worked biodynamically for several years. 

Benjamin Leroux Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2020

Reviews

“Bright ripe purple, 70% whole bunch vinification, indeed tiny bunches, and that tingle effect nonetheless is subdued by the exceptional lively quality of fresh fruit. So suave, the oak is well integrated, entirely red fruit here with a balanced compact finish.” 93-95 points
Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
“The 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin Cazetiers 1er Cru is around two-thirds whole bunch, the stems nicely integrated and lending real freshness to the red berry and sous-bois aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, harmonious and smooth, a little chalkiness towards the finish that is very poised and persistent. This is excellent, potentially one of Leroux's best cuvées.” 93-95 points
Neal Martin, Vinous
“Expressive cherry fruit, with floral notes, a silky texture and plenty of finesse. The tannins are supple, yet firm enough to support the fruit. A lovely wine, produced from 0.35ha in Cazetiers using 50% whole clusters in the ferment. Leroux comments that the stems will absorb some of the sugar, and that with this process it is possible to lose a half-degree of alcohol.”
94 points, Charles Curtis MW, Decanter

Reviews

“Bright ripe purple, 70% whole bunch vinification, indeed tiny bunches, and that tingle effect nonetheless is subdued by the exceptional lively quality of fresh fruit. So suave, the oak is well integrated, entirely red fruit here with a balanced compact finish.” 93-95 points
Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
“The 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin Cazetiers 1er Cru is around two-thirds whole bunch, the stems nicely integrated and lending real freshness to the red berry and sous-bois aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, harmonious and smooth, a little chalkiness towards the finish that is very poised and persistent. This is excellent, potentially one of Leroux's best cuvées.” 93-95 points
Neal Martin, Vinous
“Expressive cherry fruit, with floral notes, a silky texture and plenty of finesse. The tannins are supple, yet firm enough to support the fruit. A lovely wine, produced from 0.35ha in Cazetiers using 50% whole clusters in the ferment. Leroux comments that the stems will absorb some of the sugar, and that with this process it is possible to lose a half-degree of alcohol.”
94 points, Charles Curtis MW, Decanter

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