Saturday, October 17, 2015

The great whites of Olivier Leflaive!

2013 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setillies...$27.99
This is bright and delicious with sliced lemon, pineapple and minerals. Full body, crisp acidity and a clean finish. 60% barrels and made from vineyards at the foot of Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. Drink now.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling
Les Setilles is sourced from vineyards within the communes of Puligny Montrachet and Meursault, with each village representing roughly half of the final blend. Grapes are sourced from multiple plots within each village in an effort to maximize complexity of the final wine. Vinification: Vintage consistency is the goal with this wine so the blending of lots and aging technique will vary according. Roughly 60% of the wine is aged in Allier oak, only 10% of which is new. The remaining 40% of the wine is aged in stainless steel to preserve clean varietal character.

2013 Olivier Leflaive Meursault...$55.99 / 750ml
2013 Olivier Leflaive Meursault...$34.99 375ml
Sourced from up to 10 vineyard sights inlcuding the 1er Cru Perrières, Charmes, Genevrières, Poruzots and Narvaux the 2013 Leflaive Meursault is a fantastic expression of the Meursault terrior. Aged in Allier oak, 20% new, this wine has a richness usually only found in 1er cru and Grand Cru White Burgundy.  Vinification Parcels are vinified separately until the final blend is made after about 12 months in the cellar. The wines are aged in Allier oak with about 20% of it new. After blending the wine is fined and bottled. The Meursault AC is released after 12 months in bottle.

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