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18 Ratings
Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze Burgundy

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Region

BurgundyFrance

Wine Description

(2007 Vintage) "...Racy aromas of lime, lemon, talc-y minerals, jasmine and green tea; very tight initially, but aeration brings up fresh orange and pear qualities that carry onto the palate. A firm, juicy and refreshing wine that develops greater depth and power in the glass. Finishes with strong minerality and citrus character...90" IWC 7/09 "A very fresh and bright nose of green fruit, whiteflower and citrus nuances leads to cool, refreshing and vibrant middle weight flavors blessed with a light read more..."...Racy aromas of lime, lemon, talc-y minerals, jasmine and green tea; very tight initially, but aeration brings up fresh orange and pear qualities that carry onto the palate. A firm, juicy and refreshing wine that develops greater depth and power in the glass. Finishes with strong minerality and citrus character...90" IWC 7/09 "A very fresh and bright nose of green fruit, whiteflower and citrus nuances leads to cool, refreshing and vibrant middle weight flavors blessed with a light mineral streak ongood detail and punch on the solidly long finish. Very good quality for what this is..." Burghound 7/09 (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2009 Vintage) I know it seems crazy to buy a $36 Macon, but I can promise you, the Leflaive Mâcon-Verzé drinks like a $50 bottle. This is probably the smoothest Chardonnay I have ever tasted - and so buttery, you could just spread it right on your toast. The oak is well integrated, and the fruit is ripe and very rich. Some mineral on the back end adds a great depth and complexity, and balances perfectly with the other elements of the wine. If you are a fan of Meursault or Chassagne Montrachet, this is one to check out.
  • Burghound
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Burghound in Issue 27, Jul 01, 2007.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/06.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/09.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 05/01/2011