Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2008 – 94 points –
94 points

“Antoine Lepetit, a representative of Domaine Leflaive, one of Burgundy’s top white wine producers, notes that their 2008 white Burgundies were “quite troubling” when tasted in barrel because of “ferocious acidity.” The malolactic fermentation, which changes hard malic acid into a softer lactic acid, seemingly took forever, but after it finished, the wines had been transformed and tamed. This gorgeous wine has ample concentration and ripeness with striking minerality. The acidity is not excessive, adding an enlivening counterpoint and amplifying the flavors. As with all great wines, it opens as it sits in the glass delivering even more pleasure. Currently captivating…”

Audrey Marek, July 18, 2017
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Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2008 – 94 points –