2016 - Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon Domaine Leflaive
08B6PMCL6PK _ 2016 - Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon Domaine Leflaive - 6x75cl
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Leflaive
Region
Puligny-Montrachet
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2019 - 2023
Case size
6x75cl
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2016 PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1ER CRU CLAVOILLON DOMAINE LEFLAIVE - 6x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Leflaive
Region
Puligny-Montrachet
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2019 - 2023
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £856.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2017

    The clay and limestone base of the soil here meant that, historically, growers planted a proportion of Pinot Noir in this vineyard. It is little surprise then that this style has an abundance of fruit and depth. Deeply textured with flavours of clementine and warm butter, and some characteristic muscle on the finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2017,
    Score: 88-90

    The 2016 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon has a lively nose with some lovely slate-like aromas drifting from the glass, followed by blackcurrant leaf and citrus lemon. The palate is well balanced with a light, slightly oily texture, moderate acidity, building in power toward the finish that never quite slips into fifth gear, at least not at this stage. Drink 2019-2030

  • BURG

    Burghound, June 2018,
    Score: 90-92

    Enough reduction is present to push the underlying fruit to the background. Otherwise there is a similar sense of energy to the slightly rounder and softer medium-bodied flavors that aren't quite as mineral-driven or complex but do offer fine persistence on the balanced finish. This should be approachable young if desired. Drink: 2023+

  • DC

    Decanter, January 2017,
    Score: 90

    In the past, Leflaive’s Clavoillon was often quite blocky, but the cuvée has become more and more elegant over time. This 2016 shows a pure and high-toned bouquet of lemon oil, white flowers and a delicate scent of peach. The wine is glossy, medium-full and sappy, with moderate concentration and depth. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030

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Producer

Domaine Leflaive

"One of the greatest white wine domaines in Burgundy" remarked Clive Coates. Doamine Leflaive's vineyards in Puligny Montrachet are steeped in history and the current generation can look back to 1717 for the first Leflaive family occupation of the farm buildings that they use today. The domaine was founded by Joseph Leflaive, who came to Burgundy in 1905. Anne-Claude Leflaive, the granddaughter of Joseph was appointed to run the domaine in 1990. A fervent proponent of biodynamic viticulture, Anne-Claude converted the domaine to biodynamics. After her untimely death in 2015, Brice de La Morandiere's, Anne-Claude's nephew and great grand son of Joseph Leflaive took on the mantle. He upholds the terroir-orientated, sustainable winemaking philosophy of the family.

Region

Puligny-Montrachet

Puligny Montrachet is known as the most delicate of the white wine appellations south of Beaune.Its wines tend to be linear and mineral offering delicate floral and orchard fruit aromatics. Its village and premier cru vineyard area total slightly over 200 hectares but almost half of them are premier cru making them one of the highest proportions of quality vineyards in the Côte de Beaune. Several grand cru vineyards are present, the most notable being Le Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachetwhich it shares with neighbouring Chassagne, but it does have the extraordinary Chevalier Montrachet and the tiny Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet all to itself. There are a handful of red wines grown, but they tend to be quite light and need to be drunk in their youth.