2005 Leflaive (Domaine) - Puligny-Montrachet 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Puligny Montrachet | Villages/ White / Chardonnay   |     Watch

BH 90   IWC 89   Collector 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Burghound | Rating: 90

(from 5 separate parcels, the largest of which is Les Tremblots) No review available

Drink Dates: 2011+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 31 Burghound Selection Outstanding

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

($88; bottled on the morning of my visit) Pretty aromas of peach and flowers. Supple and suave if a bit youthfully tight, with good acid lift framing the flavors of lime, minerals, crushed stone and flowers. This shows noteworthy power and length for village wine.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 134

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 96
Author: MarcelB
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/26/2015
medium gold,great length and complexity,excellent clarity and minerality but very mouth-filling,drinking well but no hurry.

Rating: 92
Author: Daniel F397
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/03/2008
High pitched fruity, minerally aromas--my nose was ringing! Crisp acidity on the palate, with apple and lemon. Awesome.

Average rating: 88, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

464 bottles owned by 90 collectors.

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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

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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