2016 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet les Combettes
Chardonnay - 750ML
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  • WS 95
  • BH 94
  • WA 93
  • VN 92
  • JG 92
  • DC 92

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Reg: $325.00

$299.94

In Stock: 9 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Nov. 2019

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WS 95
Wine Spectator, May 2019
A lean style, with fine concentration to the apple, white peach, lemon zest and baking spice flavors. There is energy and a tactile sensation on the long, hazelnut- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2021 through... A lean style, with fine concentration to the apple, white peach, lemon zest and baking spice flavors. There is energy and a tactile sensation on the long, hazelnut- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033. — B.S.
BH 94
Burghound, June 2018
(92-94) Firm reduction renders the nose impossible to assess today. More interesting are the racy, tight, intense and relatively powerful medium weight flavors that possess first-rate mid-palate concentration thanks to... (92-94) Firm reduction renders the nose impossible to assess today. More interesting are the racy, tight, intense and relatively powerful medium weight flavors that possess first-rate mid-palate concentration thanks to the copious level of dry extract that also buffers the firm core of ripe acidity shaping the admirably long and well-balanced finale. Note that at least some patience will be required.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
The 2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes is showing very well indeed from bottle, wafting from the glass with aromas of Anjou pear, toasted nut and white flowers, framed by some classy new oak. On the palate, the... The 2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes is showing very well indeed from bottle, wafting from the glass with aromas of Anjou pear, toasted nut and white flowers, framed by some classy new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, broad-shouldered and textural, with succulent acids, excellent depth at the core and a muscular, fleshy profile. This is shaping up to rank as one of Leflaive's best 2016s. - William Kelley
VN 92
Vinous, September 2018
(these virused vines typically produce a small crop owing to millerandage): Rich aromas of stone fruits and hazelnut, with hints of citrus peel and flowers. Tactile, broad and adamantly dry, with its stone fruit and spice... (these virused vines typically produce a small crop owing to millerandage): Rich aromas of stone fruits and hazelnut, with hints of citrus peel and flowers. Tactile, broad and adamantly dry, with its stone fruit and spice flavors given additional sex appeal by an element of orange zest. Finishes chewy, dry and long. -- Stephen Tanzer
JG 92
View From The Cellar, November 2017
The 2016 Combettes was untouched by frost and the wine is very fine in this vintage. The elegant and focused nose offers up scents of apple, pear, chalky minerality, vanillin oak, fresh almond, orange zest and a nice... The 2016 Combettes was untouched by frost and the wine is very fine in this vintage. The elegant and focused nose offers up scents of apple, pear, chalky minerality, vanillin oak, fresh almond, orange zest and a nice esthery touch of bee pollen in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and nicely defined by its backend mineral drive, with a lovely core, an appropriately reserved and youthful personality and a long, vibrant finish. This is not a really intensely flavored wine this year (due to the leaf roll virus perhaps?), but will be supremely elegant at its apogee and I like it very much in 2016.
DC 92
Decanter, October 2017
This Combettes is lovely, with considerable amplitude and mid-palate weight. It opens in the glass with aromas of apple, pear, dried flowers and hazelnut. The wine is glossy and textural, with nice balance and a... This Combettes is lovely, with considerable amplitude and mid-palate weight. It opens in the glass with aromas of apple, pear, dried flowers and hazelnut. The wine is glossy and textural, with nice balance and a moderately long, flavourful finish. This is also quite precocious and should drink well after just a few years’ bottle age.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork