2014 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clavoillon"
This beauty is creamy and finely knit, showing off lemon cake, apple, floral and mineral flavors. Impeccably balanced and long, this unfolds slowly to reveal an aftertaste that echoes lemon, mineral and spice. (BS)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Relatively firm reduction knocks down the nose and about all that can be said is that the underlying fruit seems ripe. Otherwise the rich, generously proportioned, fleshy and full-bodied flavors are solidly concentrated and a bit more mineral-driven than usual while ending in an intense, attractively textured and impressively lingering finish. This stylish effort displays lovely balance and a fine sense of underlying tension and overall, this is notably more complex than it usually is at this early stage.
(tasted from tank, after fining): Bright, light yellow. Restrained aromas of lemon, minerals and flint. Juicy, lemony and brisk, with underlying minerality giving the broad mid-palate a light touch. Best today on the echoing, dusty finish, which really piques the taste buds. (ST)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon had a slightly muted bouquet: flinty at first, straight-laced with just a touch of dewy green apple. The palate is fresh on the entry with a bright opening and then it hunkers down towards a more stony, precise, flinty finish. Understated perhaps, but there is good length here. (NM)