Saturday, June 25, 2011
1999 Puligny-Montrachet, non c'è male!
Domaine Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet ''Les Pucelles'' 1999
Was excited to try this wine tonight, and to see how this 1999 Puligny-Montrachet held up after 12 years in the cellar. The Grand Cru Montrachet vineyard (of 8 hectares divided between Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet) can age very well and is considered the greatest land for making age worthy dry white wine in the world. I'm a believer after tasting the 1995 Domaine Ramonet Montrachet last year which may have been the best shit I have ever drank as far as white wine is concerned. But how about some vin from the Puligny side of things? This wine was quite enjoyable, a bit passed it's peak but still with some life in the acidity, complex layers, gun flint, and a smoothness to it. Although a bit oxidized and not having the lifespan in the cellar like some Grand Cru's do, it poured out a damn pleasing glass of old white wine.