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2018 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

ITEM 7951959 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Amount Total
Fulllong $830 $830
altis $780 $0
$780
Item Sold Amount Date
I7951959 1 $830 Sep 19, 2021
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2018 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet

RATINGS

90-92Burghound.com

A ripe, cool and pure nose possesses a lovely array of pear, white peach and subtle acacia wisps... There is both good volume and richness to the utterly delicious and seductively textured flavors that manage to possess a beguiling refinement on the clean and dry finish that offers very good persistence...

88-90Vinous / IWC

...a taut, crisp bouquet with scents of wet limestone, sea spray and green apple. There is fine delineation here, and more intensity... The palate is well balanced with subtle passion fruit and citrus notes on the entry, good weight in the mouth and fine acidity, though not as complex on the finish...

16.5Jancis Robinson

A touch of attractively smoky reduction. Sweet citrus, hint of struck match and lovely freshness. Notable intensity.

PRODUCER

Domaine Leflaive

Domaine Leflaive, in Puligny-Montrachet, traces its roots back 2,000 years to vineyards planted during the Roman era. More specifically, the domaine was founded in the 1920s when Joseph Leflaive, an engineer by training, began replanting the family vineyards with improved grape vines. He sold wine to friends and later made it into a business. After his death in 1953 his children ran the estate. The business is still owned and managed by the Leflaive family and its white Burgundies are renowned for their quality. With 58 acres of vineyards planted entirely to Chardonnay, the domaine produces fewer than 4,000 cases of Montrachet annually. Since 1998 Domaine Leflaive has been farmed entirely according to biodynamic principles, which, among other things, means that no pesticides, chemicals or artificial fertilizers of any kind are used.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet

Puligny-Montrachet, according to Burgundy writer Clive Coates, “is the greatest white wine commune on earth.” Though other reviewers are not always as extravagant in their praise, there is no question that the appellation’s wines are generally the most lauded Chardonnays in the world. Puligny-Montrachet the commune is tiny, with fewer than 500 residents. Yet the appellation named for it has 1,250 acres of vineyards, including 76 acres of Grands Crus and 247 acres of Premiers Crus. Its four famous Grands Crus are Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet and Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet. There are 26 Premiers Crus completely or partly in the appellation. The Premiers and Grands Crus vineyards are on slopes that eventually rise to 1,300 feet and become total rock. In his admiration for this appellation, Coates added “The top Montrachets, Chevaliers and Bâtards are wines to drink on bended knees, with heartfelt and humble thanks.”

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.