The 2015 Puligny villages from the domaine is really excellent and reminds me very much of the 1992 version in its youth. The bouquet is pure, complex and very expressive, wafting from the glass in a blend of pear, delicious apple, spring flowers, a touch of crème patissière and a fine base of chalky soil tones. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and very suave on the attack, with a fine core, bright, zesty acids and lovely cut and mineral drive on the long and classy finish. Just a delicious bottle. (Drink between 2016-2035)
Notes of white flowers, lemon oil and white peach, framed by 15% new oak, followed by a concentrated, full-bodied palate with a firm core, good balance and nice grip on the finish. Very good indeed for village Puligny. (WK)
Leflaive's 2015 Puligny Montrachet Village is just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel, opening in the glass with a youthfully reserved bouquet of citrus oil, white flowers, apple skin, subtle nutmeg and a framing of new oak. On the palate, the wine is glossy and full-bodied, but the power and concentration of the 2015 vintage is balanced by succulent acids and almost chewy structure, and its finish is pure and precise. While this is a comparatively muscular rendition of the village cuvée, all the elements are in harmony, and it should amply reward bottle age. Tasted blind, it would embarrass many producers' premier crus. Matured in 15% new oak and bottled under Diam 30. (WK)
The nose is shy, but this steps up to the plate, with flavors of lemon pie, peach and spring blossom. Stays focused and intense through the citrusy aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. (BS)
A pretty and airy nose offers up notes of apple, pear, acacia blossom and both lemon and orange peel scents. There is once again fine volume and intensity to the medium-bodied flavors that possess markedly better complexity on the notably tighter finish that is shaped by moderately firm citrus-tinged acidity.
Very pale yellow. Expressive aromas of pineapple, peach and flowers. Silky, full, classically dry village wine with a very ripe fruit character leavened by harmonious acidity. A bit less refined than the young 2016 version, finishing dustier and more phenolic, with very good length. (ST)
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