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I am looking for a Chardonnay that would be similar to a Leroy Bourgogne. The Leroy is unavailable to me at this time...
Answer From Expert Roger Bohmrich MW

That's a high bar to reach as many believe Leroy is the pinnacle, or close to it, for many appellations. There is the quality itself, and the distinctive Leroy signature. It makes me think first of Domaine Coche-Dury, but their Bourgogne is many times more expensive. That leads me to other producers who enjoy a high reputation and surpass what is normally expected. You might look for the Bourgogne blanc of Domaine Roulot, Domaine Leflaive, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey or Lucien Le Moine, which should be very roughly the same price as Leroy. You might also like the Bourgogne of Domaine Henri Boillot (not to mention their other wines), or the bottling of Etienne Sauzet. It will be hard to replace Leroy if you're a true believer, but one of these alternatives might be the ticket, if only temporarily.

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Roger has enjoyed a lengthy career in the wine trade as an importer and retailer, and at present he is an educator, speaker and consultant. He set up and managed Millesima USA, a New York merchant affiliated with a leading European company. Previously, he served as senior executive of importers Frederick Wildman & Sons. In recent years, Roger has judged wine competitions in Argentina, Turkey, Portugal, China and the U.S. Roger is one of America's first Masters of Wine.

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