domaine leroy, musigny grand cru 2001
After ten years this is as stunning as it was when I first tried it and while the fantastically complex nose is actually still on the restrained side, it conveys all of the majesty that it originally did. The rich and and classy but powerful and broad-shouldered flavors are just now beginning to blossom though they retain plenty of upside development potential due to the firm tannins that remain on the gorgeously persistent finish.
Deep, sappy aromas of plum, currant, minerals and smoke, with a compelling earthy complexity. Thick on entry, then youthfully backward and vibrant in the middle palate. A seamless wine that remains light on its feet despite its compelling density and major volume. Finishes with sweet tannins, a note of spicy oak and outstanding persistence. (ST) 95+