Top Domaine, Top Value

Posted on: 09/6/18 12:00 PM


There are few Domaines as august, revered and profound as Domaine Leflaive. With a substantial range of the most important Grands and 1ers Crus of Puligny, the estate is an important source for some of the most breathtaking wines of all of Burgundy.

But they are expensive. Nosebleed expensive. And rare. Exceedingly rare, as they are tightly allocated. As such, sadly, many Burgundy lovers will never try these remarkable wines, despite their iconic status and touchstone example.


2016 Domaine Leflaive Mâcon Verzé 

Thankfully the Domaine has expanded its activities outside Puligny and produces a remarkable wine from Burgundy’s ever reliable Mâconnais. Sure, this is not Puligny 1er Pucelles or Chevalier-Montrachet, but the same Leflaive stylistic signatures are here: refinement, elegance, minerality and power. There is often a subtle bitterness that adds complexity to a powerful and rich palate.

Honestly, I never expected much from this wine. Many people drink labels, and the positive reports I had about this wine always struck me of that phenomenon. However, I had the 2010 several years ago. Then the 2011. Then the 2012. The fact is that this is a spectacular wine, one of breed and complexity, refinement and class. It is, in short, exceptional.

I am fairly certain we have access to the largest cache of this available in the state. And we’re offering it at the lowest price in the country. Three words: Don’t. Miss. This.

Posted in Burgundy List By Ian Halbert