Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2008 – 98 points –
98 points

“I realize that precious few people will be spending $250 for a bottle of wine. But if you are one of them, this is the one to buy. The Les Pucelles vineyard is considered by many to be the top premier cru in Puligny, and some Burgundy authorities believe it should be classified as Grand Cru. And certainly in Domaine Leflaive’s hands, this is a Grand Cru wine in all respects. It has power without being heavy. It has extraordinary depth and richness without being overdone. It has verve and minerality that complements its richness. Surprisingly open and drinkable now, Leflaive’s wines developed beautifully over one to two decades so don’t be misled that its precociousness precludes cellaring. I suspect it will close up over the next year, so splurge and drink it now or cellar it for a decade.”

Audrey Marek, July 18, 2017
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Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2008 – 98 points –