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2018 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Clavoillon Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$370. 00 Bottle
$4440.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
An attractively layered nose combines lovely floral notes with those of citrus peel, pear and soft spice hints. The racy and tension-filled medium weight flavors possess excellent detail on the palate coating finish that is at once clean, dry and, minerally and youthfully austere. I would further observe that this is a wine that has made considerable progress over the last 10 years, and the 2018 is only the latest confirmation of that progress. In short, this is really quite promising.
90-93 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

A fine effort, the 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon wafts from the glass with notes of white flowers, crisp yellow orchard fruit, fresh pastry and blanched almonds. Medium to full-bodied, bright and precise, it's elegant and fine-boned, with—as I observed last year—none of the blockiness of yesteryear's Clavoillon.
92 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Clavoillon 1er Cru, Leflaive’s largest vineyard at 4.8 hectares, has a very perfumed bouquet with mirabelle, crushed pebble and a touch of sherbet blossoming from the nose. The well-balanced palate offers a touch of spice on the entry, good acidity, moderate depth and a suggestion of ginger toward the sappy finish.
90-92 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

This is complex with a lees-infused feel to it, beautifully interwoven. Lively fruit bright and a fine sense of tension, with a little bit of contrasting orange blossom and greengage fruit. An interesting chat followed with Brice de la Morandière on the place of Clavoillon in the 1er cru hierarchy. He feels it has considerably advanced in the years since biodynamic farming has been employed.
92-94 points
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy