Domaine Leflaive, Puligny Montrachet Pucelles 1. Cru 2015 75 cl
The 2015 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Pucelles has quite a complex bouquet: minerals and gun flint at first, underneath hints of almond and honeysuckle lending more richness than the Puligny Les Combettes or the Folatières. There is just a slight reduction here, albeit in a positive sense, not masking any terroir. The palate is fresh and spicy on the entry, stem ginger and lemongrass driving this Pucelles along, flamboyant as you might expect from a warmer growing season, yet with impressive tension on the finish. Very fine - this may have the upper hand over the Bienvenue-Bâtard-Montrachet.
Robert Parker 92-94 point.