Meursault Sous le Dos d'Ane, Domaine Leflaive 2013


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Tasting Notes

A gorgeously pure array of citrus, floral and wet stone scents leads to chiseled, intense and overtly mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a dry, citrusy and notably restrained finish that exhibits a touch of youthful austerity. This vibrant effort should reward up to a decade of cellaring.

Score: 89/92Allen Meadows, (59), June 2015

The 2014 Meursault 1er Cru Sous le Dos d'Ane, which was previously Pinot Noir until it was regrafted with Chardonnay in 1996 and 2000, has a lively, generous bouquet with scents of apricot blossom, peach skin and hints of fresh pear; not as mineral-driven as the Puligny-Montrachet Village, however there is more complexity and charm. The palate is fresh and crisp with a lovely saline note on the entry that neatly offsets the subtle white peach and fresh apricot notes. It has certainly discarded the "Zen-like" personality that was conveyed out of tank. There is a seam of spice here that fans out gloriously on the finish. You could actually drink this now and revel in its hubris, though I would advise resisting temptation and cellaring it away for 3-5 years. Tasted December 2016. Drink Date 2020 - 2030

Score: 92Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017

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