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1996 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Clavoillon 1er Cru

  • 91 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety

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SKU: 57057-1996-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    An elegant, racy, full-bodied white of great purity. Minerally and subtly toasted, displaying stone, lemon, ripe fruit, honey and fireworks of grilled flavors. Long finish.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Green-tinged color of the vintage. Deeper-pitched aromas of nut oil and honey; less fruity than the village wines. Fatter and sweeter in the mouth, with good flesh to buffer the acidity of the vintage. Quite full for this wine. Very long, adamantly dry finish dominated by pineapple.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 1998
  • Burghound | Rating: 88

    Very clean, elegant and pure white flower aromas with crisp, detailed and precise flavors that are perhaps a hair light in the middle but otherwise beautifully long and the overall impression is finer than this wine usually is. The racy acidity will permit the '96 Clavoillon to hold at this level for years. Almost ready.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Rodney M
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Nothing short of spectacular. Great greenish color, explosive fruit with the classic slight hint of Butterscotch, long finish. Better yet this suggests the Leflaive Grand Cru's still need another 3-4 years and explains why they aren't really pleasent to drink right now.
    Author: JLT
"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

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 166 bottles owned
  • 33 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 33 collectors)