2016 - Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles Domaine Leflaive
08B6PMPL6PK _ 2016 - Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles Domaine Leflaive - 6x75cl
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Leflaive
Region
Puligny-Montrachet
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2019 - 2024
Case size
6x75cl
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2016 PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1ER CRU LES PUCELLES DOMAINE LEFLAIVE - 6x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Leflaive
Region
Puligny-Montrachet
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2019 - 2024
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,720.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2017

    From an exceptional vineyard, this wine balances the bright pure drive of racy fruit, typical of Puligny, gorgeous flavours of crème caramel, and a wonderful composure and grace. A full and concentrated style, with lots of body.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2017,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2016 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Pucelles offers similar richness to the Folatières but with a hints of Meursault-like nuttiness developing in the glass, plus hazelnut and lychee. The palate is very well balanced with a harmonious texture, a fine bead of acidity, a little spicier than the Folatières though quintessentially Puligny-like on the strict, linear and quite saline finish. Very fine—there is plenty of personality here. Drink 2019-2033

  • BURG

    Burghound, June 2018,
    Score: 92-95

    There is a subtle whiff of exoticism to the elegant and ultra-fresh aromas of honeysuckle, tangerine skin, pear compote and spice. Once again there is a terrific sense of energy to the racy, intense and gorgeously refined middle weight flavors that culminate in a highly refined, balanced and sneaky long finale. This is textbook Pucelles that should age effortlessly. Don't miss! Outstanding. Drink: 2028+

  • DC

    Decanter, January 2018,
    Score: 93

    The Pucelles takes a clear lead over Leflaive's other premiers crus this year, its lovely bouquet of apple, preserved lemon, crème pâtissière and white flowers introducing a racy, elegant and full-bodied wine with good concentration, intensity and energy. This is also the most reserved premier cru, and will reward bottle age. Drinking Window 2022 - 2035

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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.