1996 Chambertin Leroy

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    Grand Cru
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    Pinot Noir
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 95 (2016 April)

An elegant, pure and intoxicatingly complex nose offers up a fantastic array of spices and earth/crushed herb undertones that evidence the barest hint of secondary notes that lead to still completely primary and impressively concentrated, indeed even thick flavors that are powerful, focused and astonishingly long. This is quite simply stunning with terrific amounts of dry extract that completely drenches the palate, which is a good thing because this is a firmly structured effort that is still some years away from being ready to go. In sum, this is more of a Chambertin of finesse than robust power that should improve for up to another decade yet one that is not so structured that it could not be enjoyed now. Multiple, and consistent, notes.