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Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Clavoillon 2018

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $285.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Outstanding. An attractively layered nose combines lovely floral notes with those of citrus peel, pear and soft spice hints. The racy and tension-filled medium weight flavors possess excellent detail on the palate coating finish that is at once clean, dry and, minerally and youthfully austere. I would further observe that this is a wine that has made considerable progress over the last 10 years, and the 2018 is only the latest confirmation of that progress. In short, this is really quite promising. Drink 2028+.” - Allen Meadows, Burghound 

“Of all the domaine’s wines, Leflaive’s Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon is arguably the cuvée that has benefited the most from biodynamic viticulture, as what was formerly a rather foursquare, blocky premier cru in the 1990s is now routinely more dynamic and lively. While the race is close today, the Clavoillon is holding more in reserve than the domaine’s excellent Puligny Village, and its acids are brighter, so this will reward a bit of patience.” - Robert Parker
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Kevin Bacons

Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Outstanding. An attractively layered nose combines lovely floral notes with those of citrus peel, pear and soft spice hints. The racy and tension-filled medium weight flavors possess excellent detail on the palate coating finish that is at once clean, dry and, minerally and youthfully austere. I would further observe that this is a wine that has made considerable progress over the last 10 years, and the 2018 is only the latest confirmation of that progress. In short, this is really quite promising. Drink 2028+.” - Allen Meadows, Burghound 

“Of all the domaine’s wines, Leflaive’s Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon is arguably the cuvée that has benefited the most from biodynamic viticulture, as what was formerly a rather foursquare, blocky premier cru in the 1990s is now routinely more dynamic and lively. While the race is close today, the Clavoillon is holding more in reserve than the domaine’s excellent Puligny Village, and its acids are brighter, so this will reward a bit of patience.” - Robert Parker



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Domaine Leflaive

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Burgundy