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A riper but still quite fresh nose displays notes of white peach, floral, citrus and a whiff of the exotic. Yet again there is excellent volume to the sappy mouth coating flavors that also exude evident minerality on the lingering and well-balanced finish that isn't quite as firm or complex. Still this is certainly promising and should reward mid-term cellaring.
Monsieur Remy noted that the Folatières was picked just ahead of the Clavoillon this year, which may explain this wine’s slightly superior cut and grip on the backend. The bouquet is pure and utterly classic in its mélange of apple, white peach, hints of the pastry cream to come,. Chalky soil tones, beeswax, apple blossoms and discreet vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and very elegant in profile, with fine mid-palate depth, bright acids and lovely length and grip on the vibrant finish. Lovely juice. 2016-2035.
The 2015 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières offers that trademark struck-flint tincture that one often finds with Leflaive's wines. Very good tension here, if not the most intense aromas on the block. The palate is well balanced with a sense of "rondeur" on the entry. This feels caressing in the mouth: hints of white peach, white pepper and a spicy, almost fiery finish that lingers. I can envisage this drinking early, but it has the substance to give a dozen years of pleasure. What you might call a "sunny" Puligny. (NM)
Pale, bright yellow. Riper and more open-knit on the nose than the Combettes, displaying lovely floral lift to its yellow fruit and spicy oak flavors. The smoothest of these 2015s to this point, showing a restrained sweetness and ripe framing acidity to its peach and pineapple flavors. A stony underpinning gives this very suave wine an impression of power to go with its balance. Tightens up on the end, but I suspect the Combettes will enjoy a longer life in bottle, as this wine seems to be lower in acidity. (ST)
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