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Olivier Leflaive Chardonnay Saint-Aubin Premier Cru 2007

Member Review by chrisdtw:

8/21/2010- I picked up a bottle for $42 including tax at Costco (!!) and brought it home and shared with two friends. We nearly DIED...this wine was totally amazing! I tricked my friends, who've recently swore off Chardonnay as "too heavy/oaky". Knowing they meant California Chardonnay's, I introduced them to a white Burgundy (Leflaive's Puligny Montrachet 2007) and they LOVED it! They had no idea it was Chardonnay. The wine had a flinty mineral nose and taste, slightly tart citrus and curled the back of our tongues with a very slight creamy and slightly smoky finsh. An elegant and highly recommended white Burgundy !! 89-91 points or higher!

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Olivier Leflaive:
The Leflaive family has always had a few hectares of vines in Burgundy, in addition to their farm. Just after the First World War, Olivier’s grandfather, Joseph Leflaive was faced with the failure of his steel factory in Saint-Etienne. His investments in Burgundy were all he had left and he decided to enlarge his wine estate. It became a family-run operation covering some 35 hectar... Read more
The Leflaive family has always had a few hectares of vines in Burgundy, in addition to their farm. Just after the First World War, Olivier’s grandfather, Joseph Leflaive was faced with the failure of his steel factory in Saint-Etienne. His investments in Burgundy were all he had left and he decided to enlarge his wine estate. It became a family-run operation covering some 35 hectares. His son, Joseph Régis, was in insurance and along with his brother Vincent, decided to take over the reins in 1953. The estate soon began producing top-flight wines, mainly due to the arrival of air conditioning in Puligny in the 1970s. This was a major step for winemakers in this village which sits two meters above the water table and as such, had no underground cellars. Read less

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08/23/2010

8/21/2010- I picked up a bottle for $42 including tax at Costco (!!) and brought it home and shared with two friends. We nearly DIED...this wine was totally amazing! I tricked my friends, who've recently swore off Chardonnay as "too heavy/oaky". Knowing they meant California Chardonnay's, I introduced them to a white Burgundy (Leflaive's Puligny Montrachet 2007) and they LOVED it! They had no idea it was Chardonnay. The wine had a flinty mineral nose and taste, slightly tart citrus and curled the back of our tongues with a very slight creamy and slightly smoky finsh. An elegant and highly recommended white Burgundy !! 89-91 points or higher!


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 2007 and all other wine from Oliver Leflaive are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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