2016 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet les Folatieres
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • BH 94
  • WS 94
  • WA 93
  • JG 92
  • VN 91
  • DC 91

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In Stock: 3 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 6 btls
ETA: Oct. 2019

Reg: $375.00

$325.00

In Stock: 3 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 6 btls
ETA: Oct. 2019

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BH 94
Burghound, June 2018
(91-94) A ripe yet cool and airy nose is comprised by notes of green apple, citrus zest, pear and once again, plenty of floral influence. The notably rich and generously proportioned flavors exude both minerality and... (91-94) A ripe yet cool and airy nose is comprised by notes of green apple, citrus zest, pear and once again, plenty of floral influence. The notably rich and generously proportioned flavors exude both minerality and salinity on the beautifully complex finale. Despite the richness the mid-palate mouth feel is actually based more on finesse and refinement than usual. Excellent.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, May 2019
This white starts out rich and creamy, offering lemon cake, peach, spring blossom and pastry flavors, gaining focus on the finish, where the vibrant structure emerges. Fine length. Drink now through 2027. — B.S.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
Leflaive's 2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières is showing very well, unfurling in the glass with a lovely bouquet of green orchard fruits, fresh peach, lemon oil, wheat toast and a classy framing of nutty new... Leflaive's 2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières is showing very well, unfurling in the glass with a lovely bouquet of green orchard fruits, fresh peach, lemon oil, wheat toast and a classy framing of nutty new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and pure, with a refined, satiny, expansive profile that contrasts with the blockier Combettes, displaying fine concentration at the core, racy acids and a long, penetrating finish. While yields were very low in this vineyard, this Folatières remains quite classic in profile. - William Kelley
JG 92
View From The Cellar, November 2017
92+ Continuing the roller coaster showings in the Leflaive cellars this year, the 2016 Folatières was much more in line with the Puligny villages showing, with far more vibrancy and palate raciness than in the preceding... 92+ Continuing the roller coaster showings in the Leflaive cellars this year, the 2016 Folatières was much more in line with the Puligny villages showing, with far more vibrancy and palate raciness than in the preceding two wines. The bouquet is really lovely this year, jumping out of the glass in a blend of pear, white peach, orange zest, limestone soil tones, hints of the pastry cream to come and a lovely base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still properly primary in profile, with a lovely core of fruit, fine soil signature, bright, snappy acids and classic cut and grip on the long and complex finish. A lovely showing.
VN 91
Vinous, September 2018
The most aromatically expressive of these wines to this point, with peach and floral notes suggesting riper fruit than the Clavoillon. Juicy and nicely delineated in the mouth, with an element of rocky minerality giving... The most aromatically expressive of these wines to this point, with peach and floral notes suggesting riper fruit than the Clavoillon. Juicy and nicely delineated in the mouth, with an element of rocky minerality giving the stone fruit flavors a complementary saline quality. Finishes with excellent rising length. -- Stephen Tanzer
DC 91
Decanter, October 2017
The 2016 Folatières offers up a pretty and expressive nose of orange zest, preserved lemon and white flowers. On the palate the wine is a deeper and more concentrated wine than the Clavoillon, with good structure and cut... The 2016 Folatières offers up a pretty and expressive nose of orange zest, preserved lemon and white flowers. On the palate the wine is a deeper and more concentrated wine than the Clavoillon, with good structure and cut. This remains quite an open-knit wine, and it wouldn’t be a crime to attack it in its youth.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork