2014 Domaine Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles

Year: 2014
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 87
Burghound: 86
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :
$18.95

$28 LIST PRICE….STUNNING FRENCH CHARDONNAY VALUE, DE-CLASSIFIED PULIGNY & MEURSAULT!!

"An opulent, mouthfilling white, offering apple and lemon cake flavors and accents of honey and flowers. Firms up, with a chalky feel on the finish. Drink now. 4,391 cases imported. –BS" (WS)

"A subtle but not invisible touch of wood sets off the pretty and fresh aromas of various orchard fruits, and in particular white peach and pear. There is fine volume for a wine at this level to the round and seductively textured flavors where a hint of citrus adds a bit of lift to the acceptably complex and persistent finale."(BH)

Winery Notes:
Summary:
Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles (family garden) has become one of the most popular items in the entire Frederick Wildman portfolio. Year in/ year out this wine represents impeccable quality and unsurpassed value in the French wine category. This wine exceeds expectations of even the most discriminating of palates.

Terroir:
Les Setilles is sourced from vineyards within the communes of Puligny Montrachet and Meursault, with each village representing roughly half of the final blend. Grapes are sourced from multiple plots within each village in an effort to maximize complexity of the final wine.

Vinification:
Vintage consistency is the goal with this wine so the blending of lots and aging technique will vary according. Roughly 60% of the wine is aged in Allier oak, only 10% of which is new. The remaining 40% of the wine is aged in stainless steel to preserve clean varietal character.

Notes:
Remarkably consistent year-on-year, Les Sétilles is as delicious as ever in 2014, lower yields concentrating its moreish flavours. Fragrant white blossom and vanilla notes lead to ripe comice pear and buttercream layers on the palate, balanced by refreshing acidity.