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2013 Leflaive (Domaine) - Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / PULIGNY-MONTRACHET
  • 90 WA
  • 92 WS
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 57167-2013
  • Rating: 92

    A fine contrast of lush texture and vivid structure sets the stage for peach, apricot and pineapple fruit in this intense white. Refreshing, unfolding slowly on the long finish. Best from 2017 through 2024. 20 cases made.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Rating: 90

    Tasted blind at the annual |Burgfest| tasting in Bouilland. The 2013 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres did not reach my estimation from when I tasted this from stainless steel vat. It has an attractive bouquet with cold stone and yellow flower scents developing with aeration. So far so good. The palate is a little shrill on the entry, tense but missing real depth and precision on the finish. This does improve with 10-15 minutes in the glass, gaining a little more tension and personality so perhaps it is simply a case of needing more time. I'll keep the faith and temper more score. Tasted May 2016.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Rating: 93

    This too is gorgeously pure with its airy, cool and complex nose that is composed by notes of white flower and freshly cut citrus fruit that are trimmed in just a hint of pain grille. The highly energetic and intensely mineral-inflected middle weight flavors possess good richness but also terrific delineation on the firm finish that is dry, long and moderately austere.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Rating: 94

    (this had just finished its malolactic fermentation): Sexy aromas of fresh peach, nectarine and white flowers. Silky, saline and extract-rich, boasting lovely inner-mouth floral lift to its pulpy stone fruit flavors. Superbly balanced, long wine with a saline quality on the glistening finish. The crop here was a healthy 43 hectoliters per hectare, noted winemaker Eric Remy, and the finished wine is carrying about 12.75%, reflecting about 0.75% of chaptalization.
    Issue: September/October 2014
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  • "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

    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 269 bottles owned
    • 27 collectors