(bottled two days before I tasted it): Bright yellow. Musky lemon and grapefruit aromas seem virtually unaffected by the bottling. Wonderfully fine-grained and intense, offering great finesse and lift to the perfumed citrus and white peach flavors. This classically dry, strongly citrussy wine leaves behind a palate-staining perfume. A great vintage for this bottling, which Remy did in fact show me after the Bienvenue.
Robert Parker 95
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2012 tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Pucelles from Anne-Claude Leflaive has an outstanding bouquet: very well defined, surfeit of mineralité with flinty, smoky notes developing after. There is real intensity and focus here. The palate is clean and fresh, almost clinical, with hints of lime cordial and citrus fruit, a dash of spice on the finish that is long and penetrating. This has a long future ahead – the best showing of Leflaive’s 2012s in this blind tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035