2009 Leflaive (Domaine) - Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles 1er Cru 750ml

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

BH 91-93   IWC 93   JR 18   WA 93+   WS 92  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Burghound | Rating: 91-93

( from two very large parcels of vines totaling over 3 ha) No review available

Drink Dates: 2016+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 43 Burghound Selection Outstanding

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

Medium yellow. Ripe stone fruit and honey on the nose. Fat and sweet but not quite as large-scaled as the Combettes, showing stone fruit and spice flavors. Best today on the insidiously long finish, which really saturates the palate with flavor. Plenty of verve here; still, I'd serve most of these 2009s a bit cooler than usual.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 158

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

The first, going upwards, to exhibit the Leflaive trademark struck-match character on the nose. Very pure and bright fruit. Polished and bone dry and savoury. Already recognisable as a Leflaive wine even though there is lots of evolution to come. Quite dry and pure and majestic. Juicy.

Drink Dates: 2015-2023
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93+

The 2009 Puligny-Montrachet Pucelles emerges from the glass with crystalline purity in its finely chiseled fruit. It possesses striking mid-palate energy and focus, with sweet floral notes that add lift on the finish. This is a marvelously symmetrical, well-balanced wine loaded with sheer class and personality. Best of all, the Pucelles offers tremendous potential for the future.

Drink Dates: 2015+
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 196

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Enticing, with peach and pear flavors, tinged by oak spice. Refined and elegant, yet with intensity, followed by a soft finish.

Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Author: Bruce Sanderson

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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

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