Puligny Montrachet Clavoillons Domaine Leflaive 2008

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"...fresh scents of pear blossom bring to mind an orchard in spring. The flavors are full and rich, the sweetness of the wine balanced by gentle, persistent acidity. It feels silken, the texture buffed with lime and limestone. Clean and complete...93" Wine and Spirits 04/11 "Beautiful lemon-scented wine, balancing rich butter and apricot flavors with intense, pure acidity. The wine at this stage is taost and fruit, still coalescing into its long-term future....94" Wine Enthusiast 07/11 "...The wine is deep, complex and this sample is a tad marked by its wood on the nose, but with lovely notes of buttered apples, peaches, orange and chalky soil tones underneath the new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and buttery, with a fine core and good length and grip on the open and classy finish. This particular sample is a tad easy-going, but I suspect a bit more grip and cut will come from the portion of the cuvée that has been raised in older barrels and has seen less micro-oxygenation as a result...90-92" JG 11/09

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"...fresh scents of pear blossom bring to mind an orchard in spring. The flavors are full and rich, the sweetness of the wine balanced by gentle, persistent acidity. It feels silken, the texture buffed with lime and limestone. Clean and complete...93" Wine and Spirits 04/11 "Beautiful lemon-scented wine, balancing rich butter and apricot flavors with intense, pure acidity. The wine at this stage is taost and fruit, still coalescing into its long-term future....94" Wine Enthusiast 07/11 "...The wine is deep, complex and this sample is a tad marked by its wood on the nose, but with lovely notes of buttered apples, peaches, orange and chalky soil tones underneath the new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and buttery, with a fine core and good length and grip on the open and classy finish. This particular sample is a tad easy-going, but I suspect a bit more grip and cut will come from the portion of the cuvée that has been raised in older barrels and has seen less micro-oxygenation as a result...90-92" JG 11/09

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