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Olivier Leflaive

About the Producer

Region: Puligny-Montrachet

Olivier Leflaive needs little introduction for those who have followed Burgundy for some time. Olivier comanaged Domaine Leflaive with his uncle Vincent through the 1980s and then with his cousin Anne-Claude in the early 1990s. It was at this time that he established Olivier Leflaive Frères. At the start he owned no vineyards, instead purchasing grapes from selected growers whilst vinifying, maturing and bottling on site. Quality was paramount. Olivier Leflaive has since acquired an enviable 15 hectares of vines across Puligny, Chassagne and Meursault. While the Grand Cru wines of Montrachet and Bâtard-Montrachet are extremely rare, the village and Premier Crus from Saint Aubin, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet are wonderful. The 2020 vintage is clearly a brilliant vintage for Olivier Leflaive with winemaker Franck Grux emphasising the freshness, energy and intensity of the wines. We are delighted to be offering these wines en primeur for the first time.

Tasting Notes

By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer

2020 Bourgogne Blanc Sétilles
£95 per 6 bottle case in bond

A blend of sixty selected plots mainly in Puligny and Meursault, Les Sétilles exhibits spicy green apple and yellow fruit aromas followed by a lively palate
with zesty stone fruit flavours. 70% barrel aged and very attractive, it will be perfect for drinking over the next few years. Drink from 2022.

2020 Saint-Romain Sous le Château
£145 per 6 bottle case in bond

From three parcels in one of Saint Romain’s finest terroirs, this 100% barrel-fermented wine has a floral bouquet of honeysuckle and white stone fruits with
a smoky flinty note. On the palate, attractive citrus fruit is balanced by zingy minerality leading to a long finish. Drink from 2023.

2020 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru en Remilly
£205 per 6 bottle case in bond

From a south facing site with pebbly soils, this has a refined bouquet with white peach scents. Rounded white fruit and juicy citrus flavours are balanced by
energetic minerality. Aged in 100% oak barrels (20% new), this will be perfect for drinking over the next few years. Drink from 2024.

2020 Meursault Clos de la Velle
£260 per 6 bottle case in bond

Clos de la Velle is in the upper part of Sous la Velle near the 13th century Château de la Velle. Calcareous clay soils lie over a rocky base enabling good drainage. Super attractive, this has a bright bouquet of refreshing green fruits with a hint of
freshly cut ginger. Excellent. Drink from 2024.

2020 Puligny-Montrachet
£285 per 6 bottle case in bond

A blend from parcels across the village, this opens with a youthful bouquet of spring flowers and limes. A silky textured palate with stone fruit and green apple notes is balanced by a racy mineral note. Gorgeous on the finish, this is a flagship wine for Olivier Leflaive. Drink from 2024.

2020 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Referts
£400 per 6 bottle case in bond

Les Referts has a nuanced bouquet of freshly cut green apples with a smoky flinty note. A wellbalanced palate displays bright stone fruits and squeezed lime notes balanced by a lively minerality. This shows real purpose and direction. Drink over the next 10 years. Drink from 2025.

2020 Meursault 1er Cru Sous le Dos d’Ane
£400 per 6 bottle case in bond

Next to Meursault Perrières Dessus in Blagny, a stony terroir gives a flinty and mineral character to the wine. Very attractive on the nose with scents of flower blossom, well-judged acidity balances exotic stone fruits on the palate. Shows excellent persistence, energy and length. Drink from 2025.

2020 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
£620 per 6 bottle case in bond

Olivier Leflaive makes two Les Folatières but this is the Domaine cuvée from the upper part of the vineyard. It has a lifted bouquet and shows great tension. Taut and fresh on the palate, with shimmering green apple fruit and superb length, it
will be delicious in a few years. Drink from 2026.

2020 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles
£655 per 6 bottle case in bond

The Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles has a tight, mineral bouquet with a smoky flinty note. On the palate, vibrant bright fruit leads to a persistent finish. A wine
with fantastic energy, along with superb restraint, it needs a few more years in bottle to reveal its potential. Drink from 2027.

2020 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
£975 per 6 bottle case in bond

The Corton-Charlemagne has a complex and expansive nose revealing scents of white truffles, smoke and green pears. The palate is well-balanced with a bright
lemon zest note and a core of layered citrus and stone fruit flavours. This wine offers great ageing potential. Drink from 2028.

2020 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
£2200 per 6 bottle case in bond

A fabulous Bâtard-Montrachet showing crystal clear fruit with a hint of well-integrated spicy oak. The vibrant palate is full of tension leading to an incredibly long finish with a bitter lemon note. It shows wonderful depth and energy and will need at least seven more years. Drink from 2028.

2020 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
£2750 per 6 bottle case in bond

The Chevalier-Montrachet offers an intense nose of bright citrus and pithy stone fruits. The concentrated and layered palate has superb energy with a fresh mineral note leading through to a long finish. It will continue to gain in complexity over the next 20 years. Drink from 2029.

2020 Montrachet Grand Cru
£3695 per 6 bottle case in bond

Broader shouldered than the Chevalier, it reveals creamy white peach and subtle spice scents on the nose. The palate has lovely depth of rich stone fruit with a mouthwatering mineral freshness providing backbone and length. Smooth and intense on the palate, this beautifully balanced Montrachet will reward patient cellaring. Drink from 2030.

2020 Pernand-Vergelesses Rouge
£120 per 6 bottle case in bond

From a limestone terroir, this has a vibrant bouquet of wild strawberries and bright hedgerow fruits leading to a silky textured palate with refreshing cherry and dark plum flavours. A very appealing wine which will be lovely from release. Drink from 2023.

2020 Santenay Rouge
£145 per 6 bottle case in bond

Showing dark briary fruits on the nose, succulent red berry flavours are balanced by textured tannins and fresh minerality while an elegant herbal note adds complexity. This will be delicious over the next few years. Drink from 2023.

Burgundy 2020 Enquiry Form

Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
available on a strict allocation basis. Get in touch with us via the form below to secure your cases.

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