Olivier Leflaive Pommard 2014Pommard, Côte de Beaune, Côte d'Or, Burgundy, FranceThe Leflaive Family has been rooted in Puligny Montrachet since 1717. In the 20th century, Joseph Leflaive steadily acquired parcels of exceptional 1er Cru and Grand Cru vineyards mainly in the village of Puligny-Montrachet, and was one of the precursors of domain bottling, exporting to the States in the early 1930’s. Today, the Maison Olivier Leflaive controls 120 acres of vineyards located mainly in Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault and Pommard, and also in Chablis and Côte Chalonnaise. This Pommard comes from multiple parcels spread throughout the appellation, rooted dry clay with an iron, limestone subsoil. This was fermented and aged in new and used oak barrels, and stainless steel. This is a powerful red, now worn beneficially with time, showing forest berries, dark raspberries, chestnut, with ample spicing, and upright, firm-boned, rustic-hewn tannins. The moderate finish is somewhat drying, and making this well-suited to grilled pork or mushrooms. Drink now.Tasted: 26 December 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 105.00 Private liquor stores Producer: Olivier LeflaiveDistributors: Vino Allegro Wine Imports Inc.
Grape: Pinot Noir
Olivier Leflaive Pommard 2014Pommard, Côte de Beaune, Côte d'Or, Burgundy, FranceI’ll admit that Pommard isn’t necessarily my go-to village in Burgundy, but this wine has me rethinking that. It combines a flinty reductive note with game, black raspberry, wild strawberry, underbrush, and integrated oak spice. It’s quite seductive and complex, constantly pulling you back into the glass. The palate is medium-bodied and structured with firm, slightly rustic tannins and fresh, integrated acidity. It’s approachable now, but it would be a shame not to revisit in 5 or 10 years from now.Tasted: 04 January 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 105.00 Private liquor stores Producer: Olivier LeflaiveDistributors: Vino Allegro Wine Imports Inc.
Grape: Pinot Noir