Domaine Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres, 2008

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, Burgundy, France

Domaine Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres, 2008

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, Burgundy, France

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Grape Varietes: Chardonnay 100% Wine Style: Oak Aged Whites Winemaker: Anne-Claude Leflaive Optimum Drinking: 2018-2023 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: Stephen Tanzer Code: 103174
Estate Notes

Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2008 was purchased in its original case.

Domaine Leflaive needs little introduction to wine lovers. It has been described as Burgundy’s greatest white wine domaine, and while this is a pretty strong claim, it is a justifiable one.

Leflaive has been bio-dynamic since 1997 and was managed by the late and great Anne-Claude. Anne-Claude had the greatest respect for Burgundy tradition and was deeply concerned about the irreversible damage caused to Burgundy soil by fertilisers and pesticides. She followed organic methods and helped establish a winemaking school at the domaine in Puligny-Montrachet (the Ecole du Vin et des Terroirs), in order to educate wine professionals. Her pursuit of excellence in winemaking brought her many accolades, including Decanter Magazine’s top white winemaker in 2006 and Winemakers' Winemaker by the Institute of Masters of Wine in 2014 – a massive achievement. Her legacy lives on...

Reviews

“Ripe, musky aromas of stone fruits and pineapple, complicated by flowers, cumin and a hint of smoky reduction; reminded me a bit of an Alsace riesling. Thick, opulent and sweet; in a very ripe and large style for Folatieres but with enough energy behind it. Finishes round and persistent, with an almost honeyed character. I would not bury this one in the cellar.” Stephen Tanzer

“Bright and lemony, with accents of peach and hazelnut. This has enough substance to match its vivid structure, staying sleek and elegant. The clean, racy finish offers a touch of mineral.” Wine Spectator