Meursault Sous le Dos d'Ane, Domaine Leflaive 2013

RegionBurgundy
SubregionMeursault
ColourWhite
TypeStill

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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, Burghound.com (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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