Benjamin Leroux Blagny 1er Cru La Pièce Sous Le Bois 2021


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Burgundy, France
90-92 points


Leroux owns two parcels of vines in Meursault-Blagny’s highest 1er Cru, La Pièce Sous Le Bois. The first is 0.44 hectares of Chardonnay planted in 1953. The second is planted to Pinot and therefore must be labelled as Blagny La Pièce Sous Le Bois (only whites from Blagny can be labelled as Meursault or Puligny, subject to their precise location). Leroux has long beaten the drum for this limestone-rich, high-altitude terroir, firstly for its whites, and even more so for its underappreciated reds. He is only getting more vocal as the climate warms!

Leroux first vinified a Pinot from here in 2014 and was so enamoured with the quality he acquired an estate parcel at the earliest opportunity, in 2017. This should be a case of enough said. Back then, when discussing the terroir, Leroux would have a sparkle in his eyes. That both Leroux’s wines from this site have a Five Star review from Jasper Morris this year tells you plenty. The combination of warmer and/or drier seasons and the high rocky terroir has seen this area excel in recent years. The winegrowing is certified biodynamic and no new oak or whole bunches are used.


90 - 92 points
Jasper Morris

Medium red crimson, a little more colour than the Savignys. Pure red fruit with a light reduction behind. They just lost 25% of the pinot crop in Blagny as the vines were less advanced than the chardonnay. Slightly darker fruit, backward because of the late malolactic, good structure here, and will deliver a good wine with some substance. A longer finish than many.

90 - 92 points
Allen Meadows

Reduction pushes the fruit to the background but there is both good freshness and verve to the slightly denser if less refined flavors that possess focused power on the robust but not really rustic finale that flashes good minerality. This is firm enough to need at least some patience and ultimately, should repay a decade or more of keeping.

86 - 88 points
Neal Martin

The 2021 Blagny la Piece Sous Le Bois 1er Cru has an open nose with mulberry, undergrowth and a light tobacco scent. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. It’s quite elegant in style, with not much depth, but is harmonious on the finish.


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Serving Temp.
14-16 °C
Food pairing
Pinot Noir pairs best with dishes featuring lighter meats such as roasted chicken, duck, salmon, or with earthy flavors like mushrooms, and it also complements a variety of cheeses like Brie and Gruyère.

Tasting Profile

The medium red crimson hue of this wine reveals a touch more color than the Savignys. On the nose, you'll find pure red fruit notes, accented by a subtle hint of reduction in the background. It's worth noting that the vineyards in Blagny experienced a 25% loss in the pinot crop due to their slightly less advanced state compared to the chardonnay vines. This difference is reflected in the aroma, which carries slightly darker fruit characteristics.
The wine's palate is somewhat restrained, largely due to the late malolactic fermentation. However, this restraint contributes to a well-defined and sturdy structure, suggesting that this wine has the potential to develop into a substantial offering. The finish is notably longer than many other wines, promising a rewarding and lingering tasting experience.

Benjamin Leroux Blagny 1er Cru La Pièce Sous Le Bois 2021

Benjamin Leroux Blagny 1er Cru La Pièce Sous Le Bois 2021

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