Vincent Leflaive was the uncle of Olivier Leflaive. The wine, from old vines, is made in homage to him. Impressively rich and full-bodied, it has some toastiness as well as fresh acidity and apple and citrus flavors. It’s tight at the moment, showing a steely character that will soften. Drink from 2016.
Beautifully rich for such a lowly appellation in the Burgundy hierarchy. It is soft, open, dense, with ripeness and balancing acidity as well as flavors of pineapple and citrus pointing up the richness, just touched by wood.
Great black fruits with solid tannins create an impressively dense structure for a wine with a simple Burgundy appellation. The acidity is there, but more important are delicious black plum flavors.
This wine comes from the walled vineyard in front of Patriarche’s Château de Meursault. Although it is simply Bourgogne Blanc, it is treated as a showpiece vineyard. That explains the richness, the weight and the layers of well-judged new wood. This is as ripe as many Meursaults but will develop more quickly. Imported by Cannon Wines Limited.