The Leflaive family has resided in the village of Puligny Montrachet for centuries and it is now home to Maison Olivier Leflaive. With it's variety of 1er Crus and a shared portion of Grand Crus Le Montrachet, Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet and Batard Montrachet, the terroir of Puligny is second to none. Each year Leflaive produces close to a dozen unique cuvées from these world class Chardonnay vineyards.
Olivier Leflaive's village level Puligny Montrachet is sourced from 21 separate plots throughout the appellation. The unique characteristics of each plot combine in the bottle to provide a wine of great richness, complexity and age ability.
The lots are hand harvested and sorted at the winery and then undergoes primary and secondary fermentation in barrel and is aged for a total of 12 months in on its lees in 20% new oak. Following a gentle fining the wine is bottled and rests in the cellar for a short period prior to release.
This is a real Puligny with lemons and cooked apples. Hints of straw and limestone. Full- to medium-bodied, layered and clean. Bright finish. A beauty. Savory and salt at the end. Drink now. - James Suckling 92 Points
There’s pinpoint detail to this wine’s savory complexity, cool and creamy, with gentle touches of dry white peach and cider apple over earthen notes of limestone and clay. For now, it ends light and clean; its brisk freshness may lengthen out with time. - Wine & Spirits Magazine 91 Points
This is very nice, and is certainly one of the best examples of this appellation in 2016. Notes of citrus zest, spring flowers and white peach precede a glossy, cool and elegant palate, with succulent acids, good concentration and a taut finish for the vintage. - Decanter Magazine 90 Points