Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Montrachet Grand Cru – 2009

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 1 parcel in Chassagne-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 0.082 hectare (0.2 acre)
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vinification

    • Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, débourbage over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 100% new (origin Allier)
      Matured 12 months in new oak, followed by 6 months in 1-year-old oak, then prepared for bottling
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering, if necessary

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Reviews

  • Montrachet Grand Cru – 2009 – (94-97) points – Burghound.com

    “A clearly very ripe yet notably restrained nose offers up notes of white and yellow fruit, mango, spice, minerals and soft oak hints only under the duress of aggressive swirling. The massive, rich and exceptionally full-bodied flavors display no such moderation however as they unleash a seemingly full-frontal attack on the palate as the intensity is borderline painful and the finish doesn’t seem to stop as I could still taste this an hour later. Speaking of ‘wow’ wines, this qualifies as well.”

  • Montrachet Grand Cru – 2009 – 95-97 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    "Discreet aromas of apple, pear, peach…along with some spicy oak. Hugely rich and ripe; as chewy as a solid, showing compelling sweetness and outstanding depth of fruit. The unflagging finish saturates the mouth with ripe fruits and minerals…"

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