The most majestic of the worlds white wines, the rare Chardonnays of Le Montrachet represent the finest and most age worthy white wines made anywhere.
Terroir: Evenly split between the appellations of Puligny and Chassagne Montrachet, the 10-acre Grand Cru of Le Montrachet sits fittingly at the top of the slope with a near perfect southeast exposure. The soil is well drained and made up primarily of a calcareous subsoil covered by a thin layer of brown, organic soil.
Vinification Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation takes place entirely in oak, 30% of which is new. The wine ages on its lees for a minimum of 15 months in the Leflaive cellars. The Montrachet is aged in bottle for 18 months prior to release.
Olivier Leflaive Le Montrachet is one of the rarest wines in the entire Frederick Wildman portfolio with well under 100 cases allocated to the U.S. market.
Score: 95 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
This is sleek and well-delineated, despite the concentration. Lemon, orange, vanilla and clove notes add depth as this remains fresh and creamy through the citrus-laden aftertaste. Very vibrant and long. Best from 2019 through 2032.
(from the Puligny side). A beautifully layered array is composed by notes of mineral reduction, pear, apple, lemon zest and a lovely floral top note. The big, rich and impressively scaled flavors are at once powerful yet caressing while delivering outstanding persistence on the youthfully austere finale. Not surprisingly this is very backward and a wine that possesses excellent upside development potential, indeed its going to need at least 5 to 7 years first and reward 12 to 15.
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