Olivier Leflaive Frères “Les Sétilles” 2016 [6/cs]

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France Burgundy
Chardonnay
Type: White Table Wine
Vintage: 2016

Les Setilles is a selection of Chardonnay from 60 plots located in the villages of Puligny and Meursault, 41-year-old vines growing in calcareous and silt clays. 30% of the fruit is de-stemmed (but not crushed) before it is pressed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, and the wine ages for 14 months in oak barriques, 12% of which are first-fill.

 

The aromas of white flowers, peach, grilled almond and lemon peel dominate on a mineral background. The attack is full and warm on the palate with a lively finish. Ideal as an aperitif, with charcuterie or goat cheeses.

 

“A tangy and fresh white with sliced lemons and hints of dried tea leaves and flowers. Medium body, bright acidity and a long, flavorful finish. Drink now.”

91 points, JamesSuckling.com, Feb 2018

 

“Delicate, clean, fresh and tangy with notes of lemon zest, vanilla custard, crème fraiche and sea salt.

90 points, Catherine Fallis MS, Oct 2017