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: 92 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
A blend of a variety of parcels in the Leflaive home village of Puligny-Montrachet, this wine is rich while also intensely structured and mineral textured. Spice and buttered toast comes from the wood aging along with the peach and ripe quince fruits. The line of acidity that cuts through the wine adds to the complexity. Drink from 2020.
Score: 91 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
This white comes on softly, offering aromas and flavors of butterscotch, vanilla, pastry, floral and white peach. Remains open and turns tense and fresh on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2024.
Strong reduction presently flattens the fruit though there is a lovely sense of vibrancy to the succulent but sleek middle weight flavors that offer really fine depth and length on the clean and dry finish. This isnt super dense but its exceptionally pretty and very Puligny in style plus it should age effortlessly
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