2016 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet

Year: 2016
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 88-90
Vinous Media: 89
Burghound: 89-91
White Wine
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"The 2016 Puligny Montrachet Village has a crisp and delineated bouquet with fine mineralité and slight touches of linseed. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, not the most complex or tensile village cru that I have tasted at this stage but there is appreciable salinité on the finish. Fine." (WA)

"(only modest crop losses to frost and mildew here): Tight nose offers scents of mirabelle, grapefruit and anise. This, too, conveys an impression of creaminess, but is more concentrated than the Bourgogne Blanc in spite of the closer-to-normal vine yields here. Finishes with a firm edge that calls for a year or two of patience." (VM)

"A discreet application of wood easily allows the aromas of acacia blossom, lavender, citrus and the essence of white-fleshed fruit to be appreciated. The caressing and quite refined flavors exude a subtle salinity on the refreshing, firm and sneaky long finale. This should make for a very fine villages with a few years of cellaring." (BH)