A white Burgundy of first quality

This is not quite as good as the Cailleret on christmas day, but it is pretty damned-good.

Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Pucelles 2001, Domaine Leflaive

A rich, powerful, toasty nose that has real Grand Cru power. The oak is noticeable but it is not unbalanced. The palate is fruity and oaky, but has really good acidity and a nice minerality to keep it balanced. It is a pleasingly savoury wine. It is pretty complex, but perhaps not as complex as the Lambrays Cailleret drank recently. The length is certainly faultless, it tastes lovely going down. It is a powerful, rich mouthful that retains its balance. First-class white Burgundy without a doubt.

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