Domaine Benjamin Leroux
Benjamin has been a good friend of ours since his days at Comte Armand, and his powerful, impressive winemaking style shines through in 2018 where concentration meets with backbone and guile in the Volnay commune. Recalling his first ever visit to the UK back in 1999 during our recent tastings, Benjamin spent some time reminiscing about his stay with Richard Wheeler, not least for the friendly dispute regarding the relative merits of local Mersea native Oysters versus their French counterparts! Benjamin’s Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans reflects the greatest attributes of this excellent vintage. Density, richness and structure are all to the fore in a cuvée which gets better with every passing vintage.