Domaines Leflaive

Bourgogne, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2008

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 1 parcel in Puligny-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 0.73 hectare (1.8 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 1963, 1972
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vinification

    • Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, débourbage over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 22% new (maximum 1/2 Vosges, minimum 1/2 allier) Matured 12 months in cask, aged 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary



  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2008 – 94 points –

    "...There is excellent richness, size, weight and punch to the medium weight plus flavors that brim with dry extract that both coats the palate and buffers the very firm acidity on the driving, even explosive extraordinary wine..."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2008 – 93 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “A tense, mineral wine, striated with citrus zest and toast. The wine is tight, nervy in character, holding back its future richness under a firm structure.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2008 – 95 points, Year’s Best Burgundy – Wine & Spirits

    "The pale peach flavors are mouthwatering, as if you can feel the humidity of the earth coming through the wine...The vintage’s creaminess and elevated acidity are completely integrated, making this delicious to decant for white salmon sashimi...."