In her wines, Lalou seeks a magnified delineation of flavors. Each wine offers a kaleidoscope of sensations, each of which is distinct from the other with no blurring or muddiness. Because of this, it is virtually impossible to mistake one vineyard for another in a Domaine Leroy wine. Lalou seeks a degree of purity, allied to extraordinary concentration, that is almost unmatched by any other producer.
Because of this, some of Domaine Leroy's wines are so rich, so intense, so dense in taste and texture that they are disturbingly original. Sometimes this magnification is so great that it forces you to reevaluate all other renditions of the same wine. At its most extreme, such as Domaine Leroy's Corton-Charlemagne, a grand cru white Burgundy, the scale of the wine is so spectacularly outsize that it can seem aberrant. Is her Corton-Charlemagne the true voice of this famous vineyard? And if it is, what does that make all the other versions?