2011 Leflaive (Domaine) - Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er Cru 750ml

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

BH 90-92   IWC 91(+?)  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Burghound | Rating: 90-92

This is also notably riper but slightly fresher with its aromas of acacia blossom, lemon zest and mineral reduction. There is both good energy and volume to the stony medium-bodied flavors that are relatively generous yet retain a good sense of detail on the naturally sweet, intense and lingering finish. I like the complexity and this should age well over the mid-term.

Drink Dates: 2018+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 51

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(+?)

Pale, bright, green-tinged yellow. Ripe yellow peach, oatmeal and a smoky leesy nuance on the nose. Round and plush but dry; less forthcoming today than the Clavoillon but at least as dense. The finish is supple but a bit sullen. In a very closed stage two months after it was bottled.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 170

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Average rating: 91, based on 2 reviews
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112 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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