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2015 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Folatières’ 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

91-93 Points Allen Meadows
A riper but still quite fresh nose displays notes of white peach, floral, citrus and a whiff of the exotic. Yet again there is excellent volume to the sappy mouth coating flavors that also exude evident minerality on the lingering and well-balanced finish that isn’t quite as firm or complex. Still this is certainly promising and should reward mid-term cellaring.

90-92 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2015 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières offers that trademark struck-flint tincture that one often finds with Leflaive’s wines. Very good tension here, if not the most intense aromas on the block. The palate is well balanced with a sense of “rondeur” on the entry. This feels caressing in the mouth: hints of white peach, white pepper and a spicy, almost fiery finish that lingers. I can envisage this drinking early, but it has the substance to give a dozen years of pleasure. What you might call a “sunny” Puligny.

2015 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Folatières’ 1er Cru