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2014 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Combettes’ 1er Cru

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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

92-94 Points Allen Meadows
Soft wood frames notably ripe and ever-so-mildly exotic white orchard fruit aromas that display pretty top notes of acacia blossom and citrus peel scents. There is excellent volume and plenty of mid-palate concentration to the mouth coating middle weight flavors that offer outstanding intensity and drive on the beautifully well-balanced finish that really fans out as it sits on the palate. Terrific.

91-93 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
he 2014 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Combettes is much more expressive on the nose, doling out pressed yellow flower scents and apricot blossom — a very come-hither nose. The palate is very well balanced, lively in the mouth, edgy compared to the Folatières with a primal finish. There is just a touch of shrillness on the aftertaste, but that should dissipate by the time of bottling and leave a very fine Puligny Combettes that should age with style.

2014 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Combettes’ 1er Cru