First time having this largely under the radar producer in the US.
The nose reveals; lots of green and golden apple, Meyer lemon, lime candy, ripe pineapple, touch of white peach, green melon, butter, cream, honeysuckle, waxy notes, caramel, sea fossils, saline, mixed greens, light herbaceous notes, limestone, white spice, citrus blooms and yellow lilies.
The body is full, rich, lush and waxy. It has excellent mouthfeel. Especially, at around $40. Green and golden apple, Meyer lemon, lime candy, ripe pineapple, touch of white peach, green melon, butter, buttered popcorn, cream, honeysuckle to full honey, waxy notes, caramel, sea fossils, saline, mixed greens, light herbaceous notes, limestone, gritty/edgy, gray, volcanic minerals, really nice, powdery chalkiness, more white spice on the palate with some heat, citrus blooms and yellow lilies. The round acidity is beautiful. The long, rich, lush, waxy, rich, nicely balanced finish persists endlessly. Excellent wine for the money. Just misses 94.
Happy 4th of July eve to everyone in the US.
Photos of Puligny-Montrachet vineyard, surrounding town and beautiful Chardonnay fruit. — 17 days ago
Bright and straw gold. A nose that has subtle impact. Notes of citrus fruit, pebble stones, pit fruit and some spice. Fruit is more present than the acidity, even with more air. A decent drink but lacking the complexity and power you want in a Leflaive 1er. — 10 days ago
Unreal dark butterscotch or honey color. Marcona almonds and honeycomb on the nose with a very slight hint of citrus. I don’t think I have ever had a 24 year old white wine. Nice flavors of lemon on the front with butterscotch and honey flavors evolving mid-palate. Beautiful acidity with a very pleasant honey finish. Celebrating my birthday tonight and this wine was fantastic. — 3 days ago
A pretty, expressive nose. Lime, rock pools, white flowers. On the palate this is vivacious and punchy, with just right ripeness of fruit, loads of lean minerality and a great long finish. Not into secondary stages yet but this is in a great place for a young white burg. — 7 days ago
Tactile and deep reduction, perhaps over the top, but I kept returning here and was transfixed by the oak, acidity and energy. I have a feeling the reduction in this wine is beyond limit for some, but I loved how gracefully it has become, integrated into oak and with such searing acidity. Tremendous showing — 10 days ago
Light straw color. A fresh nose with bright sweet lemon, young corn, white flowers, and a chalky minerality on the nose. On the palate some honeyed sweetness, very pure and complex and long. Over time in the glass this is fleshing out and getting lusher. Really good. — 12 days ago