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  • Country ranking ?

    885
  • Producer ranking ?

    27
  • Decanting time

    -
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

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The Story

Domaine Leflaive is the very summit of white Burgundy, producing outstanding wines that have the capacity to be very long-lived and develop richness, depth, and complexity with bottle-age. The Domaine owns and tends almost 25 hectares of vineyards mainly located in and around Puligny-Montrachet. Their holdings include 0.08 hectares of Le Montrachet, 2 hectares of Chevalier-Montrachet, 1.91 hectares of Bâtard-Montrachet, 1.6 hectares of Bienven...

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Vintage 2002

2002 VINTAGE in Burgundy

A Great Year 

The trade is unanimous: the harvest was exceptional and 2002 is destined to be a great vintage for Burgundy. A dry summer, a sunny September, splendid grapes with highly concentrated sugars - everything came together to produce structured and complex wines with outstanding aromatic potential.
As early as the beginning of September, the sugar content in the grapes was often at exceptionally high lev...

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Tasting note

color

Deep and Healthy

ending

Long, Extensive and Pure

flavors

Voluptuous, Smoky, Mineral, Truffles, Citrus and Perfumed

nose

Intense, Complex, Ripe and Rich

recommend

Yes

taste

Balanced, Concentrated, Multi-dimensional, Developing, Full-bodied, Round, Focused and Vigor

Verdict

Exotic and Full-bodied

Written Notes

This was part of a lunch yesterday at an amazing high-end Japanese French fusion restaurant (two Michelin stars) called Wagyu Takumi in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The 2002 Batard is just opening up now with superb density and depth of ripe fruit that offers dried mango, honey and hints of white pepper. It feels like a red Burgundy in the mouth. It's full and intense with an oily undertone. This has a long life ahead of it.

  • 98p

A supple white, exuding spice notes of cinnamon, clove and vanilla, with grapefruit and peach flavors. Good acidity keeps this bright and focused.

  • 93p
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Origin

Beaune, Burgundy

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Puligny-Montrachet

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes

Puligny-Montrachet, Clavoillon 1er Cru

Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres

Puligny-Montrachet Pucelles

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