1st of 2 wines in our 2nd-flight (& last) flight of whites. It was almost "too easy" to nail this. Nose was textbook Puligny - flowers, cream, honeysuckle, peaches; very attractive. On the palate, this had a slight oily texture, & the purity really stood out amidst notes of lemons, melons, honey & a bit of butter. So poised and balanced with good minerality and acidity. Very good!
"1er" Dinner at the American Club to determine which plots belong to a "Grand Cru" status. Bright yellow. Very classic Puligny. Lots of minerals, wet rocks, acid and purity. A very rich, toasty body, with olive oil, kiwis, lime, buttered corn and crushed rocks. This was a lovely Puligny, drinking at its peak, but on the night, the Meursault Perrieres flight was more impressive. Verdict on Grand Cru worthiness - Not there yet, and certainly only Leflaive makes Pucelles worthy of consideration.
Bright medium golden color. Initial bouquet burst from the glass, like a bowl of creamy tropical fruits and flowers drizzled with honey. I could not keep my nose out of the glass. Rich and lush with layers of fruit that lingered on ones tounge. Quite full bodied with good balance. Decent acidity is this wines only weakness. Clearly ready for prime time and just plain delicious!!!
Beautiful golden metallic yellow, evoo color…..nose of fresh lemon and limes, peach pit, chalk dust, honey, faint flint strike. This wine is in a perfect place right now…..right out of the gate, wonderful balance and pure cream, yet the party is still going on in the background! No signs of anything letting up here…..fresh pitted yellow fruit, green apple sautéed in butter, white honey, crushed limestone chalk, flower blossoms……cascade of richness….youthfully alive with cut! Couldn't ask for much more…GC tastiness all the way! As I said earlier…this wine is in a perfect place right now…as is Anne Claude...RIP.
Food: Japanese Duration: 2 hours Condition: Perfect Aroma: Pineapple, toffee, sesame, yeast, coffee Notes: level of ripeness of this wine is peculiar, by saying that I don't mean that it's older than it's actual age but it's pretty different from its 2001. The aftertaste is pretty long but low in acidity. The expression of this wine can only be described by a boutique coffee shop that serves nice and freshly made bread. I find that this wine works well with sour sauces, especially those vinegar based.
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(Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles) Pale canary yellow color; sweet butter nose with a lemon zest note; focused, sappy, sweet grapefruit and lemon palate with a palate coating long finish 93+ pts.
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