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2013 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Folatières’ 1er Cru

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    Domaine Leflaive
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The roots of the Leflaive family go back to 1717 when Claude Leflaive took up residence in Puligny-Montrachet, intent upon cultivating several acres of vineyards. The domaine, in its present form, was created by Joseph Leflaive between the years of 1910 and 1930, as a result of his successive purchases of vineyards and houses.
Today, the domaine extends over 24 hectares (59.3 acres) in Puligny-Montrachet, of which 4.8 hectares (11.9 acres) are grands crus and 10.8 hectares (26.7 acres) are premiers crus, all growing one varietal: Chardonnay. Since 2004 the domaine has expanded into the Mâconnais and cultivates some 20 hectares 49.4 acres) in Mâcon-Verzé and Solutré-Pouilly.

Tasting Notes

91 Points Allen Meadows
This is more firmly reduced yet it’s relatively easy to sense an elevated ripeness level; that said be sure to decant this if you’re again tempted to crack a bottle in its youth. There is lovely detail and plenty of minerality to the solidly concentrated and relatively powerful middle weight flavors that terminate in a clean, dry, crisp and ever-so-mildly austere finish. This should both drink well young but also repay up to a decade of cellar time.

2013 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Folatières’ 1er Cru