2009 Leflaive (Domaine) - (Meursault) Sous le Dos d'Ane Blanc 1er Cru 750ml

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

BH 89-92   IWC 90  
2009 Leflaive (Domaine) - (Meursault) Sous le Dos d'Ane Blanc 1er Cru Front View
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Burghound | Rating: 89-92

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Drink Dates: 2015+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 43

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

Pale yellow. Expressive nose offers ripe peach and an exotic soft citrus quality. Silky, dry and rich, with a distinctly honeyed ripeness. The juicy finish is buttressed by dusty minerality but this broad wine could nonetheless use a bit more mid-palate cut. These vines were planted in 1995 and 2004.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 158

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Average rating: 90, based on 2 reviews
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244 bottles owned by 42 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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