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2012 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2014

Bright light-medium yellow.  Sexy yellow fruit aroma lifted by ineffable high notes of lavender, jasmine and sea salt.  Suave and silky but youthfully imploded; for all its power and inner-mouth tension, this wine conveys an impression of delicacy and weightlessness.  The very long, penetrating finish shows strong saline minerality and lemony grip.  Last year Eric Remy told me that this splendid premier cru had a pH of 3.0 and 4.6 grams per liter of residual sugar.

91-93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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