An Ideal Vintage at Domaine Leflaive

A tasting of the 2018 Chardonnay lineup at Leflaive reveals potential classics from Puligny-Montrachet

An Ideal Vintage at Domaine Leflaive
Domaine Leflaive managing director Brice de la Morandière (Michel Joly)
Mar 11, 2020

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.

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