Wine Advocate 90 points - From young vines immediately north of the hamlet of Blagny high above Les Perrieres - whose mineral cast Remy believes it will come to resemble, Leflaive’s 2007 Meursault Sous le Dos de Ane smells of honeysuckle and fresh apricot; comes onto the palate quite rich and silken, but with bright lemon and chalk dust adjuncts; and finishes with salinity, chalkiness, and a meat broth-like savor vaguely reminiscent of Chablis. The combination of (metaphorically) warm ripeness and lush texture with overt mineral notes is unusual and fascinating, and there is satisfying if not especially dynamic persistence. I would plan on enjoying this over the next 3-4 years. (Dec 2009)
Domaine Leflaive is the most famous estate in Puligny-Montrachet and also one of the largest. The estate spans 58 acres, of which approximately 43 acres are divided amongst Puligny's finest premiers crus -- Les Combettes, Les Folatieres, Les Clavoillon and Les Pucelles, and 14 acres in four of the five grand crus - Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet and Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet.
Under the direction of Anne-Claude Leflaive, the co-manager since 1990, the vineyards are farmed biodynamically and the wines are made in a traditional fashion. Grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. After pressing, the juice settles for over 24 hours and is racked into oak casks. The wines age for 12 months in 25% new oak casks, (generally 2/3 from Allier and 1/3 from Vosges) after which it is transferred to steel tanks where it rests for a second winter. The wines are lightly fined before bottling.
Domaine Leflaive is widely regarded as the preeminent producer of white Burgundy-the wines are superb, combining richness and depth of fruit with elegance, refinement and balance.