2015 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc "Oncle Vincent" SKU #1319544


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K&L Notes

This delightfully rich white Burgundy is made as an homage to Olivier Leflaive's Uncle Vincent Leflaive, the founder of the famous Domaine Leflaive. It comes entirely from vineyards in the communes of Puligny-Montrachet and is fermented in small French oak barrels. It is satisfying and mineral-driven, as well as rich and buttery. From Olivier Leflaive: "Only grapes from the territory of Puligny-Montrachet, a village he loved so much, could pay tribute to my uncle Vincent. He has been a model for me and a valuable support during the creation of Maison Olivier Leflaive. When we talked about this project to our importers, they immediately expressed an amazing enthusiasm. This project is now concert and 'Oncle Vincent' will be available in different parts of the world, like all of our wines."

Staff Reviews

  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    This has surprising depth and density for the price with a strong mineral presence poking through the rich fruit flavors. The middle is layered and textured with fine length on the finish. Think of this as a baby Puligny Montrachet.
  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    K&L Staff Member
    A tribute to Vincent Leflaive, Olivier's famed uncle and former proprietor of the Estate, the 2015 "Oncle Vincent" is absolutely delicious, and exclusive to K&L here on the West Coast. The Chardonnay is carefully selected from some of the finest vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet, and is expressive of the warmer 2015 vintage in It's subtly rich texture and concentration of fruit. An intense, limestone minerality cuts through and blossoms on the palate, and finishes in a persistent flourish. "Oncle Vincent" manages to be both elegant and powerful, a feat usually left to wines with a much higher price tag.
  • Blake Conklin
    By: Blake Conklin
    K&L Staff Member
    The Oncle Vincent is currently my favorite, best-value white Burgundy on the shelf. And let me tell you, this bottle is fantastic. With notes of butter, star fruit, a little bit of oak, the Oncle Vincent's acidity is well balanced, and overall, this Chardonnay is a great time.
  • Trey Beffa
    By: Trey Beffa
    K&L Staff Member
    The “Oncle Vincent” Cuvée pays homage to Vincent Leflaive, uncle of Olivier Leflaive, who died in 1993. This wine is the richer, rounder offering of Leflaive’s two Bourgogne Blancs, the other being the delicious "Les Sétilles". The differences are even more apparent with the riper 2015 vintage. The “Oncle Vincent’ shows a rich, broad mouth-coating texture, which shows flavors of golden apples, white peach and cream. The finish is long and juicy.


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