Vinous – 90
Bright yellow. Very ripe aromas of peach and pineapple accented by minerals. Fat and full but with lovely acid cut to the flavors of pineapple, stone fruits and grilled nuts; fresher than the Meursault but not quite as brisk as it was from barrel a year earlier. Finishes with a suggestion of phenolic dryness and dusty tannins, especially compared to the 2016 version.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2025
Robert Parker – 91+
“Of all the domaine’s wines, Leflaive’s 2015 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon is arguably the cuvée that has benefited the most from biodynamic viticulture, as what was formerly a rather foursquare, blocky premier cru in the 1990s is now routinely more dynamic and lively. The 2015 opens in the glass with a pretty bouquet of fresh pear, citrus zest, orange blossom and pastry cream. On the palate, the wine is bright, energetic and pure with good depth and a tangy, penetrating finish. While the race is close today, the Clavoillon is holding more in reserve than the domaine’s excellent Puligny Village, and its acids are brighter, so this will reward a bit of patience.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035