Seemed a little nutty at first on the nose but unfolded to a lovely mouthful of candied pineapple, citrus and salinity. No reason to hold these longer, the upside is limited and the downside is not worth considering.
Still very solid. Lemon zest with zinging acidity. Nice concentration for this level. This is very enjoyable. Echoing what some others have noted, this has probably reached its peak drinking window. It's not going anywhere for a while but there is no reason to hold from an aging point of view. About as solid a Bourgogne level as you can find.
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(Domaine Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France) The same day I tasted this gem, I tasted Domaine Leflaive’s grand cru Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet. It was $410 a bottle, stupendous, and way out of my league pocketbookwise. So I turned my attention to this supposedly simple Bourgogne Blanc. Alas, there was nothing simple about it. The amazingly deep richness, purity, and integrity were astounding for a wine that holds merely a regional “Bourgogne” credential. It had a vividness, an almost soulfulness, that marked it as coming from rarified vineyards. Indeed, Domaine Leflaive, which I consider to be the single best producer of white Burgundy ever, owns vineyards that rank among the crown jewels of France. This may be the domaine’s “little” wine, but its impact is anything but. Sommelier's Choice: Top Releases of 2009
(Domaine Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc) Light yellow color; tart lemon, vanilla, citrus, kumquat, vanilla bean nose; round, tasty, tart lemon, mineral palate with good acidity and balance; medium finish 90+ pts.
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