One of our constant favourites of Chardonnay producers from Burgundy and for many others around the world too, Domaine Leflaive has been an eminent winemaker in the world of wines which has been continuously producing astounding Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet for many decades. Madame Anne-Claude Leflaive built a strong reputation for the label under her careful and special attention in the vineyard, making some of the most fruit-forward and terroir-expressive wines that are worthy to be added to every wine collector's cellar since taking over from her father in 1994. Sadly Anne-Claude passed away in 2015 and Brice de La Morandiere's, Anne-Claude's nephew and great grandson of Joseph Leflaive the founder, has taken over carrying on with the same family philosophy of respect for the great ''terroirs'', humility towards the forces of nature and rigorous in it's relentless pursuit of excellence in wine making.
Today we have one of Leflaive's most epic production from Anne-Claude's era to offer - the Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2009 - which was scored the highest among all other Burgundy whites from the vintage by Allen Meadows (even higher than Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet Grand Cru 2009 which demands nearly HK$87,000 a bottle nowadays^!). Arriving in 6-8 weeks, there are only 6 bottles available so do not hesitate if you are keen to add this to your cellar! -
Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2009
HK$9,200 per bottle
6 bottles available, ETA 6-8 weeks
96pts Allen Meadows
An ultra-pure and high-toned nose of mineral-based reduction, spiced pear and acacia blossom gives way to overtly stony and quite finely detailed broad-shouldered flavors that despite their significant size and weight, are crystalline in their transparency. This very much seems to be built on a base of liquid limestone with impeccable balance and flat out stunning persistence. This is a "wow" wine of both volume and finesse that will definitely age as the acid support is very firm, particularly for the vintage, in fact the intensity of the finish is almost painful.
Apart from the above, we also have a few selections from Leflaive arriving in stock in the next few weeks. Check them out below -
Subject to final confirmation. ETA varies as stated above.
Delivery is free-of-charge for single purchases above HK$3,000 or 6 bottles (or accumulated amount at time of delivery); otherwise, a standard delivery fee of HK$80 applies.