- Domaine Leroy - an absolute leader amongst entrenched high-end Burgundy estates.
- Domaine Prieuré Roch - a less well-known estate owned and operated by the co-owner of Domaine Romaneé Conti. These wines are real unicorns, especially their Grand Cru and 1er Cru bottlings.
We have a small amount of Domaine Leroy wines on offer, never before offered by a Brooklyn retailer, including three Grand Cru cuveés, and to our knowledge the largest cache of Prieuré Roch wines ever offered in one place at one time to customers in the US. All of these wines have pristine provenance as they are direct from the Domaine cellars.
I'll be blunt - these wines are serious investments and are too young to drink now. These are wines to put away for your future self or your kids. And they are not cheap either. However, these are some of the most sought-after bottles in the world. If you had a child in 2013 these are the best birth-year wines you can find for them.
As an investment these wines will return value. Case in point: The 2001 Clos de Vougeot has appeared at auction 18 times between May 2013 and September 2015 and has appreciated in value 46%. The S&P 500 appreciated 21% during that same time frame. The 1995 "Les Beaux Monts" has sold 17 times and appreciated 61%.
So, if you want to own some of the greatest wine in the world, this is a unique chance to do so. On offer are ten cuveés from the 2013 vintage. We acquired these wines due to a personal relationship the importer has with the owner of Domaine Leroy and thus, these wines will likely not be offered again direct from the estate.
For all the important stuff, including how to order, please check out the offering package.
Domaine Prieuré Roch
If you haven't heard of Domaine Prieuré Roch that's okay. We forgive you. You just don't see a lot of it outside of Europe. But perhaps you've heard of Domaine Romaneé Conti. And if you have then you by proxy know Prieuré Roch.
Most serious Burgundy collectors will tell you the owner of Romaneé Conti is a man named Aubert de Villaine. However, there is indeed a co-owner - Henry Frederic Roch. Monsieur Roch started Prieuré Roch in 1988, growing his holdings to its current total of 14 hectares Premier and Grand Cru vines. If you're thinking you could do something similar, keep in mind that his aunt is none other than Lalou Bize-Leroy, the matriarch of Domaine Leroy. Lineage has its benefits in Burgundy.
When you are related to the Bize-Leroy family and you co-own the estate making the most expensive wines in Burgundy (and perhaps the world) you tend to get your hands on the most choice plots for your own label. And that's exactly the case with Prieuré Roch. Top vineyards, top sites, top notch biodynamic vineyard farming, and blue chip winemaking by the enigmatic Yannick Champ.
The wines from Prieuré Roch are not often found on retail shelves, online auctions, or even in the great auction houses around the world. Example: In the past four years only 16 lots of Prieuré Roch Clos be Beze have been auctioned by the large auction houses around the world. If you were to offer up a cache of well-stored Prieuré Roch to an auction house they would undoubtedly take them, but people just don't let go of their bottles. They're like the 50-yard line at Lambeau Field season tickets of wine.
The wines of Prieuré Roch come in tiny quantities. Most of the Grand Cru parcels yield less than 1,500 bottles. So what you see below represents, to our knowledge, the largest single offering of Prieuré Roch available in the Unites States.
Provenance: All of these wines are currently on pre-arrival and should arrive in the US via temperature controlled freight ships some time in May or June. They were recently removed from the cellars at Domaine Prieuré Roch and are housed in the best professional wine storage facility in the UK, awaiting transport to the US.
* - Extremely low quantity
The Fine Print: All requests subject to availability. Wines are on pre-arrival and should arrive in Brooklyn in late May / early June. Payment is required on receipt. Prices are per bottle and include the cost to transport the wines to Vanderbilt Wine Merchants.