Olivier Leflaive Frères “Les Sétilles” 2017 [6/cs]

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France Burgundy
Chardonnay
Type: White Table Wine
Vintage: 2017

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.

 

“As always a fresh and clean white with sliced cooked apples, lemons, some mango and a hint of stone. Medium-bodied, clean and bright. Drink now.”

91 points, JamesSuckling.com, Feb 2019

 

“No fewer than 65 parcels go into this commendably reliable cuvée, sourced from vineyards in Rully, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and the Hautes Côtes. It’s lightly wooded, appealingly fresh and showing good citrus-like ping.”

90 points, Decanter magazine, Oct 2018