2011 Leflaive (Domaine) - Puligny-Montrachet 750ml

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

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Burghound | Rating: 88-91

A similar if less expressive nose is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. There is really lovely purity of expression to the energetic and beautifully well-detailed medium weight flavors that are notably tighter and better focused before terminating in a lightly mineral-inflected, dry and persistent finish. This should also be lovely with a few years of bottle age.

Drink Dates: 2017+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 51

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88-90

Fruit-driven aromas of apricot and yellow peach complicated by noble Puligny herbs. Supple, spicy and dry, with an herbal perfume carrying through onto the firm, lingering finish. Not a fat style but not austere either, in spite of a trace of greenness on the back. (Incidentally, Leflaive's Bourgogne Blanc showed enticing musky soft citrus fruit and excellent breadth for its appellation.)

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 164

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Average rating: 89, based on 2 reviews
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109 bottles owned by 22 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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