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A few forewords

The Domaine de Leyre-Loup was created in 1993 by Jacques Lanson and its son, making the passion of wine and wine-making passion meet. It has expanded on favourable "terroirs" in the Morgon and Fleurie appellations, well-known crus of the Beaujolais, to cover 23 acres of land as of today.

Great wines deserve not only time and know-how, but also care for nature and respect of tradition. It is the combination of time, of our experience as wine makers of the property and of course of the gift of nature that gives our wines their character and savour and that make every year different with its promises and surprises, whether good or bad.

Since the very first vintage, the Domaine de Leyre-Loup has slowly grown into a prosperous family vienyard and, fore and foremost, everybody has contributed to make the Morgons and Fleuries of the Domaine a sheer pleasure for the palate.

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Wine Enthusiast 89/100 for the Morgon Réserve 2012

Boldly tannic, this structured, wood-aged wine is just starting out. It's as much dry wood and tannins as fruit at this stage, although the fruit and mineral texture do promise aging. There is significant acidity at the end. Drink from 2016. Wine Enthusiast, 89/100

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Wine Enthusiast 90/100 for the Fleurie Réserve 2011

With its wood aging and rich, concentrated black cherry fruits, this is an impressive wine. Aged for 18 months in wood, it is a special selection that brings out rich fruits, a ripe structure and some aging potential. Drink from 2016. Wine Enthusiast, 90/100

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Fleurie Réserve 2011

Le Fleurie Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2011 est médaillé d'argent au Concours des Vins Elle à Table 2015

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Wine Enthusiast 91/100 for the Morgon Réserve 2011

A perfumed wine, it has structured black fruits and a solid texture. It is rich, showing complexity through its tannins along with acidity and fruitiness. Still surprisingly young to taste, it should not be drunk until 2015. Wine Enthusiast, 91/100

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Morgon Réserve 2011

Wine Enthusiast 90/100 for the Morgon Domaine 2012

"Perfumed fruits offer a ripe counterpoint to the solid tannins. Dark cherries, a touch of wood and layers of acidity come together well, leaving the chance to age further. Drink until 2020".

90/100 [excellent]

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Morgon Domaine 2012

Selection foire aux vins 2013 du Nouvel Observateur

A fresh and intense nose of ripe fruits and spices. The foremouth is generous and mouth-filing, the palate is well balanced and persistant. A fine and pleasant Fleurie. Wine Fair 2013 selection

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Fleurie Réserve 2010

A beautiful wine...

Garnet-red brilliant and translucent hue. Open, fresh and intense nose. Aromas of ripe red fruits, mild spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) and pepper. A persistent, well-balanced and harmonious wine. Volume in the first taste, tannins are still maturing, beautiful length, good persistency. Notes of roasted nuts. Well-balanced finish. Match with food: calf's sweetbread puff pastry and creamy vegetable brunoise. A beautiful wine. Drink up to 2017-2018. Sommeliers International

Fleurie Réserve 2010

How elegant !

What an elegance for this Beaujolais « grand cru »! Our tasting was sheer pleasure: feminine notes together with the Gamay finesse. Congratulations to Jacques Lanson, the winemaker, who made his winery a reference for fine wine amateurs. Thierry Rochas MW

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Gold medal for the Fleurie Domaine 2012

vif_orThe Fleurie Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2012 received a gold medal at the French Independent Wineries 2013 contest.

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Silver medal for the Morgon Domaine 2010

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The Morgon Domaine de leyre-Loup 2010 received a Silver Medal at the French Independent Wineries Contest.

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90/100 [Excellent] Wine Enthusiast rating for the Fleurie Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2010

wine_enthusiast_60x60This is a perfumed wine with violet aromas and a fragrant character. It has soft plum and cherry flavors, its acidity shaped by ripe fruits. There is a touch of structure that provides a fine finish.. Wine Enthusiast 90/100 [Excellent]

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88/100 Wine Enthusiast rating for the Fleurie Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2011

wine_enthusiast_60x60"Just bottled, this wine is young, fruity and full of black cherry and red plum flavors. Combined with this is a firm character and a structure of tannins that demand aging over at least 2–3 years." Wine Enthusiast 88/100

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91/100 Wine Enthusiast for the Morgon Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2009

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"This is a dense and rich wine, showing the power of a Morgon and the ripeness of the vintage. It is full bodied, dense and firmly tannic, with red plum and sweet cherry flavors. Keep this fine wine for another 2–3 years."

91/100 [Excellent]

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Médaille d'argent pour le Morgon Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2009 au Premium Select Wine Challenge für Prowein 2011
Médaille d'argent pour le Morgon Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2009 au Premium Select Wine Challenge für Prowein 2011

Le Domaine de Leyre-Loup obtient une médaille d'argent avec la mention *** au Premium Select Wine Challenge für Prowein 2011 : "Attaque souple et douce, belle longueur en bouche, arômes délicats de fraise et de baies sauvages".

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The Wine Enthusiast ranks the Morgon Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2009 "Excellent"

Note 90/100: "With some maturity, this has become a rounded wine with attractive soft tannins, freshly peeled plums and bitter cherry flavours. Everything is softening together, the acidity is calm and balanced."

Médaille de bronze pour le Morgon Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2008 aux Vignerons Indépendants de France
Médaille de bronze pour le Morgon Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2008 aux Vignerons Indépendants de France

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Le Domaine de Leyre-Loup obtient une médaille de bronze pour le Morgon Reserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2008 au Concours International Grands Vins de France.

Médaille de bronze pour le Morgon Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2008 à Mâcon
Médaille de bronze pour le Morgon Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2008 à Mâcon

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Le Domaine de Leyre-Loup obtient une médaille de bronze pour le Morgon Reserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2008 au Concours International Grands Vins de France.

Two medals for the Domaine de Leyre-Loup at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2011

The Morgon Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2008 has been awarded a bronze medal at the 2011 edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards, the results of which where annouced at the London International Wine Fair.

The Morgon Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2009 was awarded a commended distinction at the same wine contest.

Three medals for the Morgon Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2008

The Morgon Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2008, vinified and grown 18 months in old oak barrels, received three bronze medals at three of the best independent wine contests: the Decanter World Wine Awards, the Concours International des Grands Vins de France and the Concours National des Vignerons Indépendants.

First award for the Fleurie Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup

The Fleurie Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2010 received a bronze medal at the Concours International des Grands Vins de France of Mâcon 2012.

The Morgon Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2011 received a silver medal at the same wine contest and the Morgon Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2009 a bronze medal.

Le Fleurie Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2010 noté 16,5/20 (excellent) par le Guide Gerbelle et Maurange
Le Fleurie Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2010 noté 16,5/20 (excellent) par le Guide Gerbelle et Maurange

"Rouge sanguin, parfum étoffé de bois de ronce et d'épices douces sur une texture aux tanins francs et libres. Sa texture sapide prolonge sa nature profonde en évoquant la noblesse du cru sur son côté fin et digeste. Une réussite."

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Une étoile au Guide Hachette 2013 pour le Fleurie Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2010

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"Christophe Lanson started in 1993 in Morgon, and expanded the Domaine in the nearby Fleurie, where he now runs 2.81 hectares of vines in the Poncié and Les Combes climats. This 2010 is his first vintage in this appellation, that is sold under the name Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup. Part of the harvest was destemmed, and the vintage was grown 18 months in oak (old oak barrels). This is reflected in an oaked nose, but an elegant oak, with toasted and vanilla flavours. Structured, wide and silky, the mouth nicely reflects the wine-growing. To be opened in two years time on a coq-au-vin."

"Top 6 summer wine" for the Fleurie Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2010

chelsea_wine_company_80x60by Richard Longman, director of the Chelsea Wine Company: "I must be honest. Some of the most disappointing wine I have ever tasted has come from Beaujolais. It is a huge region, capable of some complete dross; but in the right hands, the Gamay grape reaches absolute star status. Domaine de Leyre-Loup, established in 1993, is producing fresh and floral Fleurie as well as fruity and spicy Morgon. My choice to accompany pork or veal this summer is the Domaine de Leyre-Loup, Fleurie Réserve 2010. A vibrant violet colour, it is obviously "very cherry". Great aromas, it balances fruit and acidity to achieve a velvety finish, perfect for those long-summer evenings."

Le Morgon Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2011 noté 15,5/20 par le guide Gerbelle et Maurange 2013
Le Morgon Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2011 noté 15,5/20 par le guide Gerbelle et Maurange 2013

"Pur jus de pruneau, où réglisse et thé froid forment un nez racé, qui pose en bouche une matière dense à l'élevage soigné. La minéralité déroule ensuite. Impeccable."

Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2010 séléctionne le Morgon 2007
Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2010 séléctionne le Morgon 2007

Morgon Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2007 : "6,24 hectares de vignes, 6,24 hectares dédiés au Morgon. Le cru 2007 de Christophe Lanson s'habille d'une robe brillante et légère. De jolies notes minérales accompagnent un nez fruité à souhait. De la souplesse et de la fraîcheur, des tanins bien fondus, de la longueur : cette cuvée possède tout ce que l'on attend d'un Morgon..."

The Morgon Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2008 selected by the Guide Hachette des Vins 2011

Domaine de Leyre-Loup, 2008 "A Morgon with delicate black and red currant aromas balanced with mineral touches. The rich and well-balanced mouth gradually renders these same fresh and pleasant aromas, which accompany a  warmer finish…" Guide hachette des vins 2011

Gold Medal for the Morgon Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2009 at the Concours International des Grands Vins de France

The Domaine de Leyre-Loup is awarded a Gold Medal for its Morgon Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup 2009 at the Concours International des Grands Vins de France 2011 in Mâcon.

87/100 tasting note by the Wine Enthusiast for the Fleurie Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2010

Fine, aromatic wine, very cherry, its structure and bright fruits already integrating well. Acidity is a dominant element, with the underlying tannins pushing through the intense juiciness.

The Fleurie Domaine de Leyre-Loup 2010 gets bronze at the Decanter World Wine Awards

The 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards distinguished the Fleurie Domaine 2010 with a bronze medal, and the Morgon Réserve 2009 with another bronze medal.