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Issue: Issue 19
(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.
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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 122
($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: Pierre Rovani
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.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
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.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 03/27/2014
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