Senior editor Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator's lead taster for the wines of Burgundy, has just returned from France, where he visited numerous top domaines and other noteworthy properties while checkiing out the latest vintage.
Domaine Leflaive is Puligny's flagship domaine. The commune sits between Meursault to the north and Chassagne to the south, in the heart of Burgundy's "gold coast," home to the world's most renowned (and expensive) Chardonnays. Managing director Brice de la Morandière has been overseeing the domaine since the death of his aunt, Anne-Claude Leflaive, in 2015. A preview tasting of the 2018 Chardonnays reveals potentially classic-rated Pulignys and more.