At only 0.64ha, this tiny Clos de la Cave des Ducs 1er Cru is a monopole of Leroux. i.e. Leroux is the only one who produce wines from this walled (clos) vineyard. Benjamin takes pride in this so you can be assured he pays particular attention to this wine every vintage. Wines from this vineyard tend to be more classic in style and requires some time before approaching. However, 2017 vintage has produced wines which more elegant and vibrant so if you wish to approach this wine, have it over a meal. Drink from 2025 to 2035. Extremely limited!
Benjamin Leroux was touted by Jancis Robinson MW as the heir to the 'next Henri Jayer'. Jayer was a legendary Burgundy producer. Benjamin was considered a prodigy winemaker when he became the winemaker and General Manager of the famous Pommard producer Comte Armand at the tender age of 26! In 2007, he launched his own winery - a micro negociant named after himself.
"You may remember that when I asked Allen Meadows, aka Burghound, on this video who he thought might be a natural heir to the late great Henri Jayer of Burgundy, one of the two people he cited was young Benjamin Leroux of Domaine Comte Armand." Jancis Robinson, Jan 2009
"Leroux’s passion, ambition and sheer talent have already resulted in a number of stunning, beautiful wines, but my sense is that the best is yet to come.” Wine Advocate # 194 May 2011
“I have never heard a more articulate and insightful presentation.” James Halliday on the Leroux 2008s Masterclass with Benjamin Leroux, The Australian, 11th September 2010.