2003 Leflaive (Domaine) - Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles 1er Cru 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Puligny Montrachet | Premier Cru/ White / Chardonnay
2003 Leflaive (Domaine) - Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles 1er Cru

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Burghound | 88-91

(from two very large parcels of vines totaling over 3 ha) Among the Leflaive 1ers, my usual preference is either for the Combettes or the Folatières but not in 2003 as the Pucelles is a really lovely and understated effort of sublime quality. A ripe but ultra pure nose of white flower and honeysuckle aromas leads to seductively textured, dense and sweet flavors that offer excellent detail and a somewhat reserved, beautifully long finish. This is the best of these 1ers and it too should benefit from a few years in bottle.

Drink Dates: 2008+
Issue: Issue 19 Burghound Selection Outstanding

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International Wine Cellar | 90

($175) Palish yellow color. Reticent aromas of orange oil and vanillin oak. Quite dry and reserved, with a fine-grained texture and notes of peach and flowers. This vineyard produces wine with delicate aromas and is always among the most affected by the bottling, notes Morey.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 122

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Wine Advocate | 89-91

Aromatically demure, the 2003 Puligny-Montrachet Pucelles (white) displays a supple, easygoing character. Harmonious, soft, and medium-bodied, this velvety-textured wine reveals minerals dusted with vanilla in its expressive character.

Drink Dates: 2005-2011
Author: Pierre Rovani
Issue: 158

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Wine Spectator | 90

A full-bore, opulent white, with vanilla pastry, apple tart, spice and citrus notes mingling in the creamy texture. There's a fresh quality here, along with intensity and length. It's a tad hot at this stage, but well-balanced for 2003.

Drink Dates: 2005-2010
Author: Bruce Sanderson


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Score: 90
Author: DrinkBeHappy
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 03/27/2014
More Vintages and Sizes of Leflaive (Domaine) - Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles 1er Cru:

2002 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)

About This Producer


"If the blessed slopes of the Cote d'Or are home to the ultimate expression of Chardonnay, then Anne-Claude Leflaive could be regarded as the magician, some might use the word "shaman", who can conjure wine like no other from this propitious terroir." - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

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