The Leflaive family has resided in the village of Puligny Montrachet for centuries and it is now home to Maison Olivier Leflaive. With it's variety of 1er Crus and a shared portion of Grand Crus Le Montrachet, Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet and Batard Montrachet, the terroir of Puligny is second to none. Each year Leflaive produces close to a dozen unique cuvées from these world class Chardonnay vineyards.
Terroir: Olivier Leflaive's village level Puligny Montrachet is sourced from 21 separate plots throughout the appellation. The unique characteristics of each plot combine in the bottle to provide a wine of great richness, complexity and age ability.
Vinification: The lots are hand harvested and sorted at the winery and then undergoes primary and secondary fermentation in barrel and is aged for a total of 12 months in on its lees in 20% new oak. Following a gentle fining the wine is bottled and rests in the cellar for a short period prior to release.
Score: 95 PointsThe Tasting Panel Author: Anthony Dias Blue
The Leflaive family has resided in the village of puligny MOntrachet for centuries. This expressive white is lush, dense and ripe with firm mineral notes and a long, spicy finish.
Score: 90 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
A bracing white, whose acidity marshals lemon, green apple and baking spice flavors. Shows a hint of honey and ends with savory, salty notes on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2025.
Score: 91 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
The wine comes from the Leflaive home village and the blend (from more than 20 parcels) demonstrates the intimate knowledge the family has with its terroir. It has a fine balance between the ripe yellow and white stone fruits and acidity. These are given structure by the wood aging and strong mineral texture. This is still developing and still filling out, so drink from 2018.
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