2011 Leflaive (Domaine) - (Meursault) Sous le Dos d'Ane Blanc 1er Cru 750ml

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

BH 89-91   IWC 88  
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Burghound | Rating: 89-91

This is also very fresh if restrained with relatively high-toned aromas of white peach, floral notes and lemon zest that carry over onto the rich, attractively well-delineated and delicious middle weight flavors. There is enough dry extract to coat the palate on the nicely persistent and again light mineral-suffused finish. I like the style and there is a bit more overall depth here compared to the Puligny villages.

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

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

Pale, bright yellow. A ripe fruit cocktail of a nose. Supple and soft, with a suggestion of alcoholic warmth that I did not pick up a year ago. Finishes smooth and persistent, but in a distinctly soft style. I found this a bit blowsy next to a sample of the village Puligny, which was in tank awaiting bottling. The latter wine, which conveyed a light touch to its white peach, spice and mineral flavors, may well merit 90 points in its finished form.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 170

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Average rating: 89, based on 2 reviews
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66 bottles owned by 13 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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