Domaine Leflaive

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.439 ratings
9.418 pro ratings
Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Medium gold color, a bit darker than other white burgundies from the weekend which were a few years older than this bottle. Worrisome nose as it’s got some funky caramel and sherry-like thing going on with it when opened. I think some might call this premox and assume it’s over the hill, but I’ve had some heavily reduced 04 Leflaives which eventually came around with some air. So we gave this 3-4 hours in the decanter, and sure enough, some of the Burgundy expressiveness finally showed up. Notes of tangerine and citrus, river stone, sweet white acacia flowers and some spice. While this evolved with a lot of air to a point where it was enjoyable and very drinkable, there is an issue with some of the 04 Leflaives where they come off as heavily reduced and even with air, they are dissimilar to the best Leflaives. I advise to give bottles like this some time before consumption to see if they work it out.

Medium gold color, a bit darker than other white burgundies from the weekend which were a few years older than this bottle. Worrisome nose as it’s got some funky caramel and sherry-like thing going on with it when opened. I think some might call this premox and assume it’s over the hill, but I’ve had some heavily reduced 04 Leflaives which eventually came around with some air. So we gave this 3-4 hours in the decanter, and sure enough, some of the Burgundy expressiveness finally showed up. Notes of tangerine and citrus, river stone, sweet white acacia flowers and some spice. While this evolved with a lot of air to a point where it was enjoyable and very drinkable, there is an issue with some of the 04 Leflaives where they come off as heavily reduced and even with air, they are dissimilar to the best Leflaives. I advise to give bottles like this some time before consumption to see if they work it out.

Feb 15th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Canary light gold, great color. Mineral-driven nose with notes of citrus, macadamia nut, some spice and lots of river stone. Good fruit, matched with solid acidity. Still young. Good stuff.

Canary light gold, great color. Mineral-driven nose with notes of citrus, macadamia nut, some spice and lots of river stone. Good fruit, matched with solid acidity. Still young. Good stuff.

Dec 29th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Bright canary gold. Petrol nose. Notes of minerals, slate stone, citrus and a little sulfur. Great acidity with young primary fruit. Chewy. Long finish. Evolving at a glacial pace. You have to like the petrol nose thing to like this wine.

Bright canary gold. Petrol nose. Notes of minerals, slate stone, citrus and a little sulfur. Great acidity with young primary fruit. Chewy. Long finish. Evolving at a glacial pace. You have to like the petrol nose thing to like this wine.

Dec 19th, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.5

No premox here just tons of citrus and a hint of reduction. The nose is totally leflaive. Such a beautiful wine. This particular bottle has a lot of life left. Excellent

No premox here just tons of citrus and a hint of reduction. The nose is totally leflaive. Such a beautiful wine. This particular bottle has a lot of life left. Excellent

Oct 7th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Nice yellow gold color. Fruit forward in the nose. Notes of lemon and apricot, petrol and matchstick, wet river stone and some spice. Rich. Nice finish.

Nice yellow gold color. Fruit forward in the nose. Notes of lemon and apricot, petrol and matchstick, wet river stone and some spice. Rich. Nice finish.

Dec 26th, 2018
Greg Gregory

A hint of premox but not enough to ruin the pleasure.

A hint of premox but not enough to ruin the pleasure.

Jun 28th, 2016
Amy Ray

2004, and tonight an honor to dink this bottle in Anne-Claude's memory.

2004, and tonight an honor to dink this bottle in Anne-Claude's memory.

Apr 11th, 2015
Andrew Tow

2004 Leflaive les Pucelles. What a dynamic wine. Miles and miles

2004 Leflaive les Pucelles. What a dynamic wine. Miles and miles

Aug 17th, 2014
Paul Angelillo

In magnum

In magnum

Jun 7th, 2019
Tony Garcia

White flowers, lemon, pear, matchstick, talcum. Fresh on the palate with more citrus, baked apple with a nice lace of minerality. #leflaive

White flowers, lemon, pear, matchstick, talcum. Fresh on the palate with more citrus, baked apple with a nice lace of minerality. #leflaive

Mar 30th, 2019