An exploration of wine

700. Domaine Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet, 2005

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Book 4 Wine 700

£52.10; 13.5%

Given the comparative ripeness of the 2005 vintage, this is a bit of a lean, mean, minerally Puligny. Mid gold. Dry, smoky, ‘gunflint’, mineral-led nose. Hints of unripe lemon, dried fennel, ‘dry’ spiced, and faint hazelnut emerge. Medium+ intensity nose. On the palate, again ‘mineral’-led, with some less-ripe yellow peach flavours. Medium+ acidity and body. Long, toasty, minerally, and very dry finish. A bit hard work at present. Needs time?

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