Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2007

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • 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
  • 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, aged 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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Reviews

  • 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."

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