2004 Anne Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet “Les Pucelles”

Wow.. This was a convenient surprise of one of the people we had a glass of wine with last Friday. From his own cellar, bought at an auction. Domaine Leflaive works 100% biodynamically and organically. It is one of the more legendary domaines. They possess about 3 ha in Les Pucelles. 12 months of oak (1/3 new).

Tasted blind.

NOSE: Toast, vanilla, warm spices, hint of cinnamon. Tropical fruit, stone fruit. Fresh and stewed. Amazing amount of layers in the nose. This is serious stuff. We pretty quickly narrowed it down to white Burgundy.

PALATE: Flavours of oak. Minerals. Tart citric flavours. Tropical fruit, apricot, nectarine. Loads and loads of minerals. Amazing depth. Good complexity. This is developing, but has ages of ageing potential left.

One of the more interesting wines I have tasted. This is a benchmark white Burg. If premox doesn’t kick in, this could get extraordinary over time.

Suggested retail E170,-



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