2010 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clavoillon"
A taut, nervy, mineral-driven wine, this has intense citrus and grapefruit flavors, lemon grass spice and just the merest hint of wood. It’s the structure that gives this impressive wine such power, and a steely edge that will need at least 6–10 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(tasted from tank): Pure, cool aromas of citrus fruits and crushed stone complicated by a leesy quality. Spicy, smoky and tight, in fact almost rigid today owing to its rocky minerality. Very fine-grained and very 2010 in style. Finishes firm, subtle and long.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
**Outstanding** An impressively layered nose features floral, pear, white peach and lemon rind scents where the latter element can also be found on the notably rich but also well-detailed and vibrant flavors that enjoy a seductive texture thanks to the abundant dry extract. This is solidly persistent and immaculately well-balanced.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Puligny-Montrachet Clavoillons fleshes out beautifully in the glass with layers of expressive, textured fruit. This is one of the more open, forward wines in the lineup. It should drink nicely pretty much upon release. Yellow stone fruits, flowers and a hint of spice wraps around the soft, enveloping finish, where the minerality of the vintage emerges with pretty, finely-knit nuances. (AG)
A little subdued on the nose. Racy and tense and like a racehorse. Very tight and focused – utterly classical.