Tuesday, August 15, 2023
LeDomduVin: Trio de Choc (again)
Opened this weekend, these 3 bottles were terrific.
Egly-Ouriet brut Grand Cru Millesime 2008 (see next post for description)
Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet 2019
I fell in love with Leflaive when I tried their Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles 1992 for the first time, back in 1997. It was a revelation, and Leflaive has remained one of my favourite burgundy producers ever since.
Domaine Leflaive stands among the world's leading wine estates, renowned for crafting some of Burgundy's most coveted white wines. The Leflaive family has a rich legacy dating back to 1717, and their Domaine spans over 23 hectares of vineyards throughout Grand Cru, 1er Cru, Village, and AOC levels in the Puligny region.
Although considered the smallest of the 3 Grands Crus, after Montrachet and Batard-Montrachet, it remains a fantastic wine, displaying a lot of character, personality, depth and complexity, outstanding balance between the yellow and citrus fruits and the refreshing acidity, ample, generous, yet elegant and lively mouthfeel. Long finish. Loved it. Still very young. Decanting is a must.
Claude Dugat Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru 2020
Coming after its little brother, the Charmes Chambertin, opened a few days ago, the Griotte-Chambertin felt even better and greater. I felt privileged and humble as this wine is produced in small quantities. (which might explain why it is twice more expensive 😋🤙 🍷).
Despite being way too young, I could not resist the temptation to open it. What an outstanding wine! Full of life and sophistication, with flavours of red berries mingling with floral, spicy, earthy notes. Complex and well-rounded wine with lively acidity, ripe tannins, and a long, intensely fragrant finish. Keep it in the cellar for a few more years or even a decade. It will surely reward you even more.
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