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4.6
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4.8

Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

Domaine Leflaive
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$389.99
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750 mL
Wine Type
White Wine
RegionBurgundy
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionPuligny-Montrachet Premier Cru
Drinking Window
GrapesChardonnay
Wine Description:
Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières is a renowned white wine from the Burgundy region of France. Les Folatières is a Premier Cru vineyard located in the Côte de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy, specifically in Puligny-Montrachet. It covers about 12.5 hectares (30.9 acres) and is known for its high-quality Chardonnay grapes. The vineyard has a southeast exposure and is characterized by limestone and clay soils, which contribute to the unique characteristics of the wine. Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières is known for its complex and elegant style. It typically exhibits aromas of citrus fruits, green apple, pear, and floral notes, along with minerality and hints of toasted oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with crisp acidity, a rich and creamy texture, and a long, persistent finish. With age, the wine can develop additional layers of complexity and depth, showcasing the terroir of the Puligny-Montrachet appellation.
Pros:
  • Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières is a full bodied white wine that offers an intense bouquet of yellow fruits, white flowers, and a hint of spice. On the palate, the wine is well balanced and features good acidity, along with a creamy texture and a persistent finish
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Cons:
  • Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières can be a bit pricey and is not the most accessible of wines. Additionally, the wine may be too intense for some palates, and may require some time to open up in order to fully appreciate its complexity
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User Rating:

4.6
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.8

Wine Expert Note:

This Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières offers a complex and rich bouquet of aromas, including white fruit, lemon, peach, and almond. On the palate, it is vibrant and lively, with a beautiful acidity and a lovely minerality in the finish. The texture is silky and elegant, with a lingering finish. Overall, this is a well-balanced, rounded and delightful white Burgundy.
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