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| ||Tasted by FransS on 6/24/2015 & rated 87 points: Just a tad too old? Missing the zest I found in the bottles before; still fresh anf enjoyable. (72 views)|
| ||Tasted by cos65 on 4/23/2015: Bright crisp green apple with a slight buttery finish (200 views)|
| ||Tasted by cos65 on 9/18/2014: Very fresh white grape flavors. Very easy drinking, not overly crisp, but very nice. (781 views)|
| ||Tasted by cos65 on 8/16/2014: Plastic cork, quite stuck it there...|
Pale straw, fairly light, crisp, pleasant and easy without a ton of bright fruit. (837 views)
| ||Tasted by Alvinho on 12/10/2013 & rated 88 points: Paired salmon in crispy cover with risotto al limone. (1685 views)|
| ||Tasted by FransS on 8/28/2013 & rated 91 points: Once again (see my previous notes) (nearly) as good as the previous bottle. (1939 views)|
| ||Tasted by FransS on 8/12/2013 & rated 92 points: I bought a carton of 6 at Olivier on my trip to the Côte d'Azur and I enjoyed some bottles there. Fabulous wine somewhat common in style with Dauvissat. See my previous notes. (1850 views)|
| ||Tasted by alabunka on 3/3/2013 & rated 90 points: drinking well now - citrus and apple with very little oak - very nice but a bit underwhelming; the plastic cork required two different corkscrews to open it... (1672 views)|
| ||Tasted by Champagneinhand on 1/30/2013 & rated 92 points: Just sensational. Weird plastic/air filled cork, but the wine is exuberant. Plenty of acid and mineral. The acid shows in the form of lime and is mixed with guava and a bit of lychee. This is apparent on the nose, but very delicate and elegant. Best white Burg at 12%ABV for 2009 and just $22. I will seek out more soon. Greatly complimented shrimp scampi. (2297 views)|
| ||Tasted by FransS on 7/21/2012 & rated 93 points: See my previous note; again sensational. (1716 views)|
| ||Tasted by FransS on 3/27/2012 & rated 92 points: Again a lovely bottle; a wine with zest, elegance and balance. (1703 views)|
| ||Tasted by FransS on 1/17/2012 & rated 93 points: Sensational, really, everything in balance. So smooth, so lively, so fresh, so precise, you want to|
sip this wine on and on. (1799 views)
| ||Tasted by hutch on 2/10/2011 & rated 89 points: Wildman 2009 Burg Tour (Boston): Bright, clean aromatics. Intense. Almost piercing. Bright Chablis. Good. 88-90 ($25) (2456 views)|
| ||Tasted by Richard Jennings on 2/2/2011 & rated 86 points: 2009 Burgundy from Frederick Wildman: Faiveley, Jacques Prieur, Christian Moreau, Olivier Leflaive (Clift Hotel, San Francisco, California): Pale, green-tinged yellow color; oak, lime, citrus nose; simple but tasty, light citrus palate; short-medium finish (3109 views)|
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|By Richard Jennings|
(Olivier Leflaive Chablis Les Deux Rives) Pale, green-tinged yellow color; oak, lime, citrus nose; simple but tasty, light citrus palate; short-medium finish 86 points
Olivier Leflaive Producer website
An elegant wine with a sharp and fruity flavour. It is supple and gourmand on the palate.
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Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Chablis Chablis (Fédération de Défense de l'Appellation Chablis) | Chablis (Burgundy Wines)
Jon Rimmerman: "2014 is a return to the titillating terroir punch that is only delivered in the 1er and Grand Cru vineyards that dot the slopes and hillsides of Chablis. The 2014 wines in most of Chablis are so reflective and elegantly mineral-drenched that its hard not to glug them straight away (Beaujolais had a mostly similar result in 2014 after 2012/2013 examples that were largely disappointing).
In Chablis, 2014 is the finest vintage since 2010 and it is somewhat of a hybrid of 2004/2007 and 2010. The stone, citrus and limestone amalgam is exactly what we search for in Chablis as the style harkens to a day in the Cote de Beaune proper (1960's - 1980's) when wine was not meant to be consumed the week it was released, battonage was not used by all and new oak was rarely seen.
As more and more in Burgundy are trying to curtail the thickness in their wines (from heavy new wood/malo/stirring) in favor of more transparent and lithe structures (with equal levels of fascinating material and intrigue), it can be said that the material itself must stand the test of time, not the textural impression left by the winemaker. That does not mean all texture is lost - quite the opposite - but the texture is natural and 'of the vintage' not 'of the winemaker'."
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