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Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet les Pucelles 2013

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"One of the most closed wines in the Olivier Leflaive cellar, this is a Puligny that will take time to show its best in bottle. The oak is a little marked at present, but as the flavors of toast, pear and tarte Tatin start to emerge, it will dissolve into the wine. Concentrated stuff." --Tim Atkin, MW

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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 les Pucelles

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Vintage: 2009 11/20/2013

Montrachet is the most famous of the Chardonnays produced in the Côte de Beaune and is often called the “king of white wines.” It is mature, complex and sophisticated, with depth and character, and can be aged for up to 20 years. This wine will only get better over time. It has a beautiful nose of honeysuckle and lemon zest, with flavors of melon, candied lemon and baked apple. Serve with pan seared scallops and potatoes au gratin.


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Vintage: 2009 11/20/2013

A steely wine, its acidity dominating the attractive toast, white fruits and grapefruit flavors. It is rich, full in the mouth, a wine that shows some opulence while also preserving a firm, strict structure.



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"One of the most closed wines in the Olivier Leflaive cellar, this is a Puligny that will take time to show its best in bottle. The oak is a little marked at present, but as the flavors of toast, pear and tarte Tatin start to emerge, it will dissolve into the wine. Concentrated stuff." --Tim Atkin, MW

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