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1985 Domaine Philippe Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers

Lightly depressed cork; 3.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

ITEM 8246857 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$165
Item Sold Amount Date
I8277838 1 $175 Jun 19, 2022
I8257408 1 $165 Jun 5, 2022
I8055568 1 $160 Jan 2, 2022
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RATINGS

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

The Les Cazetiers, from one of the great vineyards of this appellation, is extravagantly rich and luxurious, loaded with layers of sumptuous fruit, and has mind-boggling length. The 1985s are the best Philippe Leclerc has ever made.

PRODUCER

Domaine Philippe Leclerc

Domaine Philippe Leclerc is a 19-acre estate in Gevrey-Chambertin. The historic Leclerc domaine was split in 1974 between Philippe and his older brother Rene. Philippe has Premier Cru parcels in Les Cazetiers, Les Champeaux and La Combe au Moine, as well as village crus in Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Cazetiers

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.