Puligny Montrachet Olivier Leflaive 2013
2013 Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Puligny-Montrachet Village, which sees around 15% new oak, has a fragrant bouquet: apple blossom, touches of peach and yellow plum, quite complex for a village cru. The palate is fresh and malic on the entry with a keen line of acidity. Linear and correct with a slightly abrupt but delineated finish. Very fine.
90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(in tank): Bright, light yellow. Rather subdued aromas of lemon, grapefruit and white flowers. Fat and sweet on entry, and distinctly exotic after the 2014s. Nicely full in the middle but tight on the back end, perhaps a bit hardened by SO2. (Incidentally, Leflaive's Bourgogne Blanc, which I also sampled from tank, offers sappy, saline aromas and flavors of citrus and stone fruits and flowers and a tactile concentration that transcends its appellation.)
90 points Wine Spectator
A successful mix of luscious fruit, toasted spice and a firm backbone highlight this well-balanced, vibrant white. Long and refreshing on the finish, where the floral and mineral elements chime in. Best from 2017 through 2024. 1,200 cases imported.
Bright pale greenish gold. A little subdued on the nose. Solid and with lovely build. Masses of citrus freshness and tightly curled. Solid and stony. Very promising.