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Leflaive Puligny Montrachet les Folatieres 1er Cru 2017 (750ML)

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94 VM / 92-94 WA / 90-93 BH / 17 JR

The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières 1er Cru sports a very discreet reduction, but the mineralité and tension shine through here; quintessentially Puligny, with green apples and a light petrichor scent. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. The new oak lends a slight sweetness, but it feels in sync with the fruit. Taut and fresh on the finish, this is a delicious La Folatières in the making, but it needs 3–4 years to absorb the wood. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting in Savigny-lès-Beaune.

A pretty bouquet of citrus blossom, Meyer lemon, crisp green pear and pastry cream introduces the 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatières, a medium to full-bodied wine that's beautifully satiny and elegant, with excellent depth and dimension, a harmonious sense of completeness and bright balancing acids, concluding with a long and pure finish. This was the first of Leflaive's holdings to be picked in 2017. William Kelley – The Wine Advocate

Tasting note: There is a whiff of the exotic present on the smoky reduction and floral-scented nose. The bigger but not necessarily finer middle weight flavors possess good minerality that carries over to the borderline rustic if more tightly wound finish. This is certainly very good but it's rare when the Clavoillon is finer than the Folatières, at least today! Allen Meadows – Burghound

Very lively and yet concentrated too. Would withstand comparison with any domaine wine (hem, hem … which could I be thinking of?). Really sculpted and edgy. Jancis Robinson

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