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Olivier Leflaive les Setilles Bourgogne Blanc 2009

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Fresh and floral on the opening whiff, supplemented by a bracing minerality. Bright citrus and lemon along with flashy acidity make for a pleasantly vibrant mouthfeel. The finish is thicker than the body would suggest, woven through with citrus and earthy notes. Pair with turkey, lobster or pasta with cream sauce.

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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

External Reviews for Olivier Leflaive les Setilles Bourgogne Blanc

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

Fresh and floral on the opening whiff, supplemented by a bracing minerality. Bright citrus and lemon along with flashy acidity make for a pleasantly vibrant mouthfeel. The finish is thicker than the body would suggest, woven through with citrus and earthy notes. Pair with turkey, lobster or pasta with cream sauce.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

Fine balance underpins the pear, peach and grapefruit flavors in this rich, round white, which shows moderate length. Drink now.




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