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Olivier Leflaive Meursault Narvaux 2002

March 12, 2007

img_2529.JPGIn 1984 Olivier Leflaive started a négociant business with a view to produce wines from different Burgundy appellations aided with all the expertise from the Domaine Leflaive. Through the years 12 hectares of vineyards have been acquired in Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault. Alongside the domaine wines Leflaive makes very good négoce bottlings from various appellations on the Côte d’Or and the Côte Chalonnaise.

The Meursault Narvaux 2002 is a négoce wine from a site that lies just above the Premier Crus Genevrières and Poruzots. The straw yellow coloured wine shows restrained oak and cashew on the nose. Racy citrus fruit, subtle butter and a core of mid-palate minerality are dominant in this medium-full bodied wine. The finish is persistent, fresh and rather spicy. It really offers an interesting play between power and elegance, fruit and minerality and ripeness and acidity. 90 points.

Source: Negociants Australia Price: $90 Drink: Now-2010

Web: www.olivier-leflaive.com