Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2015

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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
  • Vintage Report

    • Ripeness monitored parcel-by-parcel for optimal harvest date
      Hand-harvested with grape sorting

  • Vinification

    • Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, “débourbage,” or “settling of the juice,” over 24 hours; then racking and running the must into cask
      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 – 2015 – 96 points – Wine Spectator

    “An intense version, yet reticent, hesitating to fully unlock the floral, apple, lemon and mineral aromas and flavors today. Builds in intensity to a long, pure finish of lemon, stone and spice.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2015 – 92 points – Vinous

    "... offering scents of subtle saline minerality, menthol and almond paste. Fat, rich and fine-grained on the palate, with ripe peach and pineapple fruit flavors conveying an excellent balance of sweetness and acidity. The firm, rising finish shows terrific pineappley cut and a tannic touch."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2015 – 91-94 points – Burghound

    "A whiff of reduction isn’t sufficient to mask the pretty essence of pear and apple aromas that enjoy floral and citrus top notes. The beautifully textured, concentrated and sappy medium weight plus flavors are both sleek and delineated, all wrapped in a classy and impeccably well-balanced finish that flashes more minerality than is usual for Combettes."

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