Puligny Montrachet, Les Pucelles, 1er Cru
Leflaive

Puligny Montrachet, Les Pucelles, 1er Cru, 2016


Destination

vintage


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2016

6x75cl

DP

£3,139.22



Leflaive, Puligny Montrachet, Les Pucelles, 1er Cru, 2016

2016

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Leflaive, Puligny Montrachet, Les Pucelles, 1er Cru, 2016

As ever the complete package, flowing and elegant yet intense and complex. Slightly cooler, crisper fruits than the other Puligny 1ers Crus from this domaine. Cool, composed and stylish but with edge and energy to it. Flavours of melted butter, fruit blossom, citrus zest, crushed stones and minerals. Breath-taking. This emanates from three parcels in the heart of the Pucelles vineyard situated next to Bienvenue-Bâtard-Montrachet.

ABV:
13%
92/100
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

(frost cut production by 30% in 2016): Pale yellow. The closest of these premier crus to exotic on the nose, offering scents of ripe peach, hazelnut and honey. Compellingly rich and sweet on the palate, but with its sucrosité leavened by a distinctly sappy quality. As dense and broad as this wine is, it also shows good chewy firmness on the very long, tactile back end. Nicely ripe for the vintage, this wine will need some time to burn off some of its baby fat. But showing very well considering the recent bottling.
Date Reviewed:
09/2018

specifications

country:
France

region:
Burgundy

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Leflaive

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Allergen Information:
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Leflaive

Leflaive

Anne-Claude Leflaive's untimely death in 2015 was a tragedy for world of wine. The bio-dynamic revolution that she started in 1990 was her major legacy, one that seems well-secured following the succession of her nephew Brice de la Morandière. Dynamic and restless, Brice is constantly looking to take the Domaine's wines on to higher plains. Unfraid to take bold decisions, Brice moved to diam cork closures for the estate's entire production as of the 2014 vintage in order to guarantee consistent quality of every bottle. His masterstroke, however, came in early 2017 with the appointment of Pierre Vincent, ex headwinemaker of Domaine de la Vougeraie, replacing winemaker Eric Remy and estate manager Antoine Lepetit. There is much to come from Pierre and Leflaive no doubt, but in 2017 and 2018, he has already overseen what we believe to be the most vibrant young wines we can ever remember tasting at the estate. The classic Leflaive wine-making system remains barrel-fermentation, followed by a year's ageing in barriques, finished off by at least 6 months in steel tank prior to bottling.

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