Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2007

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 1 parcel in Puligny-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 4.79 hectares (11.84 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted in 1959, 1960, 1962, 1972, 1973, 1981, 1983, 1988
    • 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, 22% new (maximum 1/2 Vosges, minimum 1/2 allier) Matured 12 months in cask, then aged 6 months in tank, where it is prepared for bottling Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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Reviews

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2007 – 94 points, #91 – Wine Spectator 2010 Top 100 – Wine Spectator

    “Not an effusive aroma, with touches of citrus and the sea. On the palate, this is concentrated and seamless, with balance and harmony. Just needs time to show all its features. Offers fine length, with a chalky feel at the end.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2007 – 94 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “At this stage, the wine is closed up, the fruit quite tight. But it is extremely rich, the potential from the spice, broad white fruits and intense minerality all promising good aging.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2007 – 90 points – The Wine Advocate

    "...smells of fresh apple, melon, lemon zest, and hints of brown spices. Lush and lusciously fruited on the palate it combines apple, peach, and melon with a pungently bitter-sweet suggestion of orange marmalade...."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2007 – 92 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    "...aromas of lime, white peach, white flowers and crushed stone...silky, sweet and penetrating, with nicely integrated acidity contributing structure and verve. A linear, firmly built wine that really vibrates on the persistent, aromatic finish."

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