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Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Grand Vin de Bourgogne 2015

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Notes: The Leflaive family has resided in the village of Puligny Montrachet for centuries and it is now home to Maison Olivier Leflaive. With it's variety of 1er Crus and a shared portion of Grand Crus Le Montrachet, Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet and Batard Montrachet, the terroir of Puligny is second to none. Each year Leflaive produces close to a dozen unique cuvées from these world class Chardonnay vineyards. Terroir: Olivier Leflaive's village level Puligny Montrachet is sourced from 21 separate plots throughout the appellation. The unique characteristics of each plot combine in the bottle to provide a wine of great richness, complexity and age ability. Vinification: The lots are hand harvested and sorted at the winery and then undergoes primary and secondary fermentation in barrel and is aged for a total of 12 months in on its lees in 20% new oak. Following a gentle fining the wine is bottled and rests in the cellar for a short period prior to release. Alcohol: 12%

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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 Puligny-Montrachet Grand Vin de Bourgogne

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/19/2018

Notes: The Leflaive family has resided in the village of Puligny Montrachet for centuries and it is now home to Maison Olivier Leflaive. With it's variety of 1er Crus and a shared portion of Grand Crus Le Montrachet, Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet and Batard Montrachet, the terroir of Puligny is second to none. Each year Leflaive produces close to a dozen unique cuvées from these world class Chardonnay vineyards. Terroir: Olivier Leflaive's village level Puligny Montrachet is sourced from 21 separate plots throughout the appellation. The unique characteristics of each plot combine in the bottle to provide a wine of great richness, complexity and age ability. Vinification: The lots are hand harvested and sorted at the winery and then undergoes primary and secondary fermentation in barrel and is aged for a total of 12 months in on its lees in 20% new oak. Following a gentle fining the wine is bottled and rests in the cellar for a short period prior to release. Alcohol: 12%


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 08/18/2016

Summary: The Leflaive family has resided in the village of Puligny Montrachet for centuries and it is now home to Maison Olivier Leflaive. With it's variety of 1er Crus and a shared portion of Grand Crus Le Montrachet, Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet and Batard Montrachet, the terroir of Puligny is second to none. Each year Leflaive produces close to a dozen unique cuvées from these world class Chardonnay vineyards. Terroir: Olivier Leflaive's village level Puligny Montrachet is sourced from 21 separate plots throughout the appellation. The unique characteristics of each plot combine in the bottle to provide a wine of great richness, complexity and age ability. Vinification: The lots are hand harvested and sorted at the winery and then undergoes primary and secondary fermentation in barrel and is aged for a total of 12 months in on its lees in 20% new oak. Following a gentle fining the wine is bottled and rests in the cellar for a short period prior to release.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 09/26/2013

A restrained all but inexpressive nose reluctantly gives up a mix of white flowers, peach, pear and subtle spice hints. There is both a seductive texture but also fine delineation to the energetic, balanced and harmonious finish.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 02/05/2015

A restrained all but inexpressive nose reluctantly gives up a mix of white flowers, peach, pear and subtle spice hints. There is both a seductive texture but also fine delineation to the energetic, balanced and harmonious finish. - Allen Meadows Burghound 88 Points ** Only 4 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 08/29/2014

A restrained all but inexpressive nose reluctantly gives up a mix of white flowers, peach, pear and subtle spice hints. There is both a seductive texture but also fine delineation to the energetic, balanced and harmonious finish. ** Only 5 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/22/2016

A restrained all but inexpressive nose reluctantly gives up a mix of white flowers, peach, pear and subtle spice hints. There is both a seductive texture but also fine delineation to the energetic, balanced and harmonious finish. - Allen Meadows Burghound 88 Points ** Only 2 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 11/04/2014

A restrained all but inexpressive nose reluctantly gives up a mix of white flowers, peach, pear and subtle spice hints. There is both a seductive texture but also fine delineation to the energetic, balanced and harmonious finish. - Allen Meadows Burghound 88 Points** Only 5 in Stock **


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