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2017 Meursault les Perrieres

By Domaine des Comtes Lafon

2015 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive, Burgundy, France

Air of nobility and precision characterises the 2015 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive, hailing from a vintage that has left an indelible imprint upon the storied terroir of Burgundy. This Chardonnay is a compelling symphony in a glass, expressing itself with an eloquence befitting its lineage and the exceptional hands that have sculpted its journey from vine to bottle.


Excelling Under Nature's Rigours

The 2015 vintage emerged from climatic trials by fire – and quite literally heat – that coaxed out a concentration of flavour rarely attained. It presented vignerons across Burgundy with hurdles aplenty; yet it is precisely these challenges that call forth the true prowess of Domaine Leflaive's winemaking finesse.

Under the curation of this lauded producer, the 2015 Chevalier Montrachet eschews boldness for elegance. The wine exudes a balletic poise, flirting with perfection through its assured integration of oak and a flavour profile drenched in subtlety. Complex aromas of citrus zest fused with toasted almonds and a whiff of flintiness whisper tales of this particular year's warmth in Burgundy.


An Asset Worth Coveting

Aligning oneself with such exquisite creations is not merely a signifier of taste but a judicious investment endeavour. As connoisseurs seek out stellar vintages to enrich their cellars, the 2015 Chevalier Montrachet stands as one to observe closely; it encapsulates an equilibrium between exuberance and restraint, offering depth alongside ageing potential.

The palate is greeted with regal grace: a fresh invigoration akin to the morning dew on vine leaves at sunrise. The energy of this wine courses through its veins, hinting at an opulent future as time works its delicate alchemy.

In summation, for those poised to diversify their fine wine portfolio, the 2015 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive is a paragon among peers. To indulge in this vintage is to participate in the storied history of Burgundy's winemaking heritage and secure a taste of excellence destined for glory both in glass and as an appreciable asset.

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The 2017 Meursault 1er Cru Perrières is performing well from bottle, wafting from the glass with aromas of orange blossom, citrus zest, pear, almond paste and freshly baked bread. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant, with a textural and enveloping attack, a ripe core of fruit, lively balancing acids and a precise, nicely defined finish. This is a lively but expressive young Perrières that will offer a broad drinking window.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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