Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2007
- Appellation: Burgundy
- Location: 1 parcel in Puligny-Montrachet
- Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
- Size: 0.73 hectare (1.8 acres)
- Vine Age: Planted 1963, 1972
- Soil: Calcareous clay
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, aged 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2007 – 93 points – Wine Spectator
“A rich white for the vintage, featuring peach, grapefruit, butter and vanilla notes. This has power, but also harmony, revealing a fine balance between its firm structure and fleshy texture. Terrific length.”
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2007 – 92 points – The Wine Advocate
"Honeysuckle, ripe white peach, and Persian melon mark the nose of Leflaive’s 2007 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes...salt, chalk, and crustacean-like savor, all of which set up a fine palate interplay with the wine’s rich fruit...."
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2007 – 93(+?) points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
"...superb purity and a classically dry impression to the flavors of peach, spices and mineral salts. Finishes very subtle and very long, with plenty of material in reserve."
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2007 – 93 points – Wine & Spirits
"... so powerful it leaves you breathing limestone after each taste. There's round, rich fruit as well, what you might describe as savory lemon and white peach...almost sanguine, if a white wine could be described that way."