The first member of the family to appear on the Burgundy "scene" was Marc Le Flayve in 1580. It wasn't until 1717, however, that its current headquarters in Puligny were occupied by a family member: Claude, the first of a line of Claude Leflaives. It was a Joseph Leflaive who in 1905 founded Domaine Leflaive proper with but 2 hectares of vineyards. For the next twenty years, Joseph built up the estate, buying land from owners wanting to escape the depredation left by the Phylloxera plague. Joseph's sons Vincent and Jo ran the domaine for many years and, following Vincent's death in 1993, the estate was managed by his daughter Anne-Claude, with help from Pierre Morey. This is one of the finest producers of Chardonnay in the world.
Case of 6 Bottles
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duty paid price: £2,896.07
"Here the nose is notably tighter and more reserved with aromas of citrus blossom and zest, spice, smoke, fennel and hints of acacia that introduce big, muscular and wonderfully complex broad-scaled flavors that culminate in a long, focused and explosive finish of breathtaking length and intensity. This should reward at least a decade in the cellar and drink well for a similar period thereafter. This too is terrific and very Bâtard and like the Combettes, the '08 version is one of the very best young examples from Leflaive that I have ever seen." Burghound
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