Domaine Leflaive Pouilly Fuisse 2018

  • Type: White
  • Producer: Domaine Leflaive
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: France
  • Region: Maconnais
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: E0023
Special Price $109.95 Regular Price $119.95
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Domaine Leflaive Pouilly Fuisse 2018 is available to buy in increments of 1

Domaines Leflaive cultivates 2.16 hectares in the appellation Pouilly-Fuissé. Pouilly-Fuissé, the flagship region of the Mâconnais, is cordoned to the west by a flotilla of prow-shaped rocks, of which the Rock of Solutré is the most famous. (At the base of this cliff is a Stone Age archaeological site containing the skeletons of over 100,000 horses — which gives the name to the archaeologic era of the Solutrian.) The bowl at the foot of the Rock of Solutré is the heartland of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation, with some of the best soilforming strata on which Chardonnay grows in all of Burgundy. Composed of fossiliferous marl and marly limestone, the area was under the shallow Jurassic sea millions of years ago.

- Importer Notes

90-92 pts Burghound

A subtle but not imperceptible dollop of wood surrounds the overtly floral and more citrus-inflected nose of mostly white orchard fruit. The racy, intense and beautifully well-detailed medium-bodied flavors exude a refreshing salinity on the balanced, clean, youthfully austere and attractively dry finale. Good stuff.

(89-91) pts Vinous

The 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé comes from two hectares on Solutré rock and is aged in barrel with 15% new oak. It has a lively hazelnut and walnut bouquet, oddly reminiscent of a Meursault Genevrières, which is not a bad thing when you think about it. The palate is well balanced with hints of peach and pineapple on the entry, fine weight in the mouth and a precise if not overly complex finish. Very fine.
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