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The Grace Kelly of Wines

Over the years I’ve learned to love Meursault, Chassagne Montrachet and even select New World Chardonnays, but I’ve always maintained a soft spot for the wines of Puligny, a small village on the lower slope of the famous hillside known as the Côtes d’Or. Puligny-Montrachet is located in the southernmost part of the region, the Côtes de Beaune, home of the best white Burgundies, made exclusively from the Chardonnay grape. In 1879 the tiny village of Puligny, in an effort to boost its own profile and the price of its wine, attached its own name to that of its most famous vineyard.

2007 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières
From the greatest of all Puligny producers, the kind of wine that should be delivered by Grace Kelly. Very vibrant and intense, with a honeysuckle nose, a silky texture and a heart of stone.

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Jay McInerney, August 28, 2010
The Grace Kelly of Wines