Soft and round texture to this, making it almost like a red. But it’s definitely a white with sliced cooked apples and pears. Round and juicy. Drink now.
The 2017 Pernand-Vergelesses wafts from the glass with a pretty bouquet of fresh peach, white flowers and orange rind, deftly framed by a touch of new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, bright and lively, with an elegantly satiny attack, excellent cut and tension and a long, penetrating finish. This is a fine Pernand that's very nicely balanced and well worth seeking out. It's produced from lieu-dits Frétille, Sous les Clous, Morand and Les Pins. The 2017 is a great success for Olivier Leflaive and the house's able winemaker Franck Grux. While the scale of this important négociant house sometimes wins it short shrift from Burgundy collectors, the truth of the matter is found in the glass. The whole range this year is very solid indeed, and with Leflaive's "Récolte du Domaine" range, Grux has evidently pulled out all the stops to produce wines that can confound the prejudices of even the most skeptical. Many of these bottlings are derived from Olivier Leflaive's share of the Domaine Leflaive vineyards, which only recently reverted to him, and these cuvées in particular are worth every effort to seek out. (WK)
This grows on you, with lemon cake, apple and baking spice flavors that are clear and in harmony with the supple texture and lively acidity. Defined and detailed on the fresh finish. Drink now through 2024.
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