Benjamin Leroux - Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru La Piece Sous Le Bois 2021 (750ml)


Price: $190.00

Producer Benjamin Leroux
Country France
Region Burgundy
Subregion Meursault
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2021
Sku 139242
Size 750ml

Decanter: 92 Points

Crisp lively and refreshing this wine opens with bright citrus and flinty notes and opens a bit with green apple and hints of cream. The texture is lively but there is enough substance to ensure that it doesn?t feel sharp. Leroux farms 2.85 hectares here and luckily it gave two-thirds of a normal crop this year twenty barrels in total. An admirable effort from someone who is a bit of a Blagny specialist. (Drink between 2023-2035)

Vinous: 91-93 Points

The 2021 Meursault-Blagny La Pièce Sous Le Bois 1er Cru has a cool reserved nose at first that is quite Puligny-like with fine mineralité and definition. Scents of grapefruit and pear emerge with time. The palate is well-balanced with a silver thread of acidity. It's more linear and edgy than the Vireuils with a little more persistence on the finish. Delicious. (Drink between 2024-2036)

Jasper Morris: 90-92 Points

A tiny crop just 6 barrels from 1.62ha. I saw Benjamin in this vineyard in the very early hours of Wednesday 7th April with a light covering of snow in the vineyard and freezing temperatures. He had set candles to work but with little effect. What little wine could be made is good though. Pale green tints to the colour. Quite elegant but a wine on a small scale. More intensity than I expected on the palate a lightly buttery note from the oak behind and good length. Drink from 2026-2030.


Burghound: 91 Points

Here there is just enough reduction to push the underlying fruit to the background so be sure to give this some air if you're tempted to try a bottle young. The lilting and beautifully textured middleweight flavors flash excellent punch on the caressing nicely dry stony and bitter lemon