2008 Domaine Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles

Year: 2008
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 86
Burghound: 86
White Wine
Price :
$14.95
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THIS DRINKS GREAT NOW AND IS REALLY A SUPERB VALUE FROM DE-CLASSIFIED PULIGNY AND MEURSAULT!!

"A round, fresh and fruity white, featuring crisp acidity to keep it balanced. Moderate length. Drink now. 11,000 cases imported." (WS)

"A very fresh and intensely floral nose also reflects hints of lemon-lime and earth, both of which can also be found on the nicely rich and round flavors that are not only intense and delicious but also deliver better than average complexity. A fine effort at this level." (BH)

Winery Notes:
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:
2008 was a strong vintage in Burgundy and it shows with the quality of the '08 Les Setilles. Meursault dominates the attack right through the mid-palate with rich fruit, honey and the unmistakable aromas of roasted nut which fades to an elegant, clean and pure finish reminiscent of a fine village level Puligny Montrachet.