Vincent Legou spent nearly a decade at Domaine de la Romanée Conti before charting out on his own in 2008. He has brought DRC‘s philosophy of late picking, whole cluster, and use of high-quality, stylishly integrated oak to his own wines. His wines are less orchestral than DRC‘s, and yet that pulsing energy and slick stylistic imprint of DRC remains lucidly felt. Rather than Grand Cru monopoles, Legou is working with small parcels, many of which are sited off the proverbial beaten track.
This Ladoix is another confirmation of how special the wines that Legou made in 2017 truly are. There is something assured about Vincent’s wines, an effortless expressiveness that seems particular to Burgundy’s most compelling wines. The integration of the whole cluster is absolutely singular at this price point. Lovely cardamom and green peppercorn season the fruit. This is more sinewy than the Vosne, the sort of wine that makes me want to build a meal around it. A roast bird would undoubtedly fully unleash the quality of this impressive wine. - Jason
We've been working our way through the stunning 2017s that Vincent Legou has made and we've been thrilled at the sell-out responses to the lovely Vosne -Romanée and his 'Le Corton' parcel in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune. I can confirm that the Ladoix has similar magic, and indeed, it sits somewhere between those two wines in terms of its weight.
Definitively red fruited, it offers striking candied raspberry complemented by spice and dried florals. There's a succulent mid-palate followed by beautifully refined tannin. It would comfortably acquit itself in a blind tasting of bottles at many multiples of its price... Direct from the domaine, this is the only availability in the US. Unfortunately this is a smaller parcel than either of our previous offerings- don't hesitate.