Background information

  • Ed. Note: For a decade, Domaine Leflaive was one of the very small group of producers who had virtually no premox problems. But beginning with the 2006 vintage, the Leflaive wines have had HUGE oxidation problems with a large percentage of the bottles oxidized. In the annual vintage assessment dinners, we encountered oxidized Leflaives fromt he 2006, 2007 and 2008 vintages. Domaine Leflaive went from one of the six most reliable white burgundies you could buy -- to one of the worst performers. Many of my friends and colleagues have stopped buying Leflaive altogether. Leflaive now acknowledges premox problems with the 2006, 2007 and 2008 vintages. Beginning with the 2014 vintage, Domaine Leflaive has begun using DIAM 30 closures. Hopefully, that will return Leflaive to the top tier of performers, but at this point I'm concerned about what we'll see from vintages 2009 through 2013 as these wines mature..

Winemaking Notes

  • General:The wines, except for Bourgogne, are fermented in cask (20% new for premier cru, 25% for grand crus except Montrachet, which is 100%). Batonnage has been reduced over the years, from initially twice a day during the primary alcoholic fermentation to now no more frequently than twice a week, with the batonnage stopped in December of the vintage year. However the wines are kept on the lees until they are racked just before the next vintage. After that racking, the wines (except for Montrachet) are moved into 10-barrel stainless steel tanks for another 6 to 8 months. The wines are fined with casein and/or bentonite and bottled by gravity usually in April or May, 18 to 20 months after the vintage. Leflaive generally membrane filters the bottom of each vat (about 8 to 10% of the juice) before bottling. Leflaive's free SO2 target level in the finished wine is 25-28 ppm, but Leflaive monitors and adds small amounts of SO2 throughout the elevage
  • In vintage 1995: batonnage regime after primary fermentation not disclosed.
  • In vintage 1996: used batonnage; frequency not disclosed, but lees stirred until at least the end of May 1997.
  • In vintage 1999: batonnage done "one to two times a week from October [99] to December [99]." (Don Cornwell ed. note: this is radically different than the Pierre Morey/Morey-Blanc batonnage scheme.)
  • In vintage 2002: "I did less bâtonnage in ’02 compared to ’01 as I didn’t want the wines to become top heavy.” According to Stephen Tanzer, Leflaive stopped stirring the lees in December 2002, even though most of the ML's did not finish until April 2003.
  • In vintage 2003: average ph of the post-fermentation wines was 3.57
  • In vintage 2004: "I stirred the lees for a bit longer than usual to help fatten the mid-palates." Average ph of the post-fermentation wines was 3.16.
  • In vintage 2014: Began using DIAM 30 closures with the 2014 vintage.

Wines

1978

  • Chevalier Montrachet (Sept. 2015): Not oxidized. All tertiary at this stage. [Ken Lamb]

1985
  • Puligny-Montrachet Clavoillon(Apr 2010): not oxidized, incredible. [AT Bridge]
  • Puligny-Montrachet Clavoillon(Apr 2014): not oxidized, still going strong, best with air [AT Bridge]
  • Batard Montrachet (Sept 2012): Not oxidized-at peak and bloody delicious [R Younger]

1988
  • Chevalier-Montrachet (Jan 2017): Sadly, corked but definitely not oxidized. [K. Lamb]
  • Batard-Montrachet: (January 2017): Lovely wine. Drinking beautifully. Mature but no signs of tiring. [K. Lamb]
  • Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes (Dec 2011): Not oxidized, But losing its dimensions. Drink up.. [NTyson]

1990

  • Chevalier Montrachet(10 Dec. 2008): not oxidized but seemed to fade in the glass [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (Jan. 2012): 4 bottles total, 2 oxidized, 2 tired [JasonH]

1991

  • Chevalier-Montrachet (May 2012): not oxidized [David Kubiak]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet (May 2014): not oxidized [AT Bridge]

1992

  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(Apr 2009): not oxidized, maturing nicely [MLee]
  • Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet(Sept 2009): excellent, not at all oxidized [Alan Weinberg]
  • Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet (Jan. 2017): Third time that I've had this wine in 18 mos. This bottle is slightly past maturity but very fine. One other bottle was slightly tired and a magnum was not only vibrant but extraordinary.
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Apr 2009): not oxidized, maturing nicely [MLee]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(6 Mar 2010): not oxidized but fairly mature [Don Cornwell]
  • Montrachet(May 2006): not oxidised ,but need time in glass [Martin Buttinger]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(9 bottles drunk from the same case, 1998 - Dec 2009) non oxidised; huge development of delicious flower/ fruit flavours from c. 2007) [GMatt]
  • Puligny Clavoillons (Sept 2009):glorious colour, fragrance & palate (Adrian Latimer)

1993

  • Batard-Montrachet(07 Oct 2004): not oxidized and clearly outstanding [Don Cornwell]
  • Batard-Montrachet(19 Oct 2004): not oxidized, again outstanding [Don Cornwell]
  • Batard-Montrachet (May 2015): not oxidized, very good bottle [J. Poell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(Dec 2006): not oxidized, very mature and attractive [ER]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Jul 2005): not oxidised, outstanding Bourgogne [Bill Nanson]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(May 2009): still not oxidised, outstanding Bourgogne [Bill Nanson]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(26 Jul 2005 & 04 Feb 2005): not oxidized, amazing wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Dec 2006): not oxidized, superbe [ER]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Mar 2007): corked (but not oxidized) [ER]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Apr 2007): not oxidized, still tight [MLee]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(30 Jul 2008): partially oxidized,but still quite good. My first ever partially oxidized bottle of Domaine Leflaive. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(10 Dec 2008): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Cheavlier Montrachet(27 July 2010): not oxidized and beautiful wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(2 June 2011): not oxidized [Stu Jakub]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (May 2015): Not oxidized. [Ken Lamb]
  • Montrachet(Nov 2006): Not oxidized, lovely and refined wine, but a bit oaky on the finish. (J. Gilman)
  • Puligny Folatieres (29 Dec 2005): not oxidized [ anonymous ]

1994

  • Chevalier Montrachet(July 2007): not oxidized, drinking well, still fresh [MLee]
  • Puligny Clavoillon( May 2009 ): half bottle, not oxidized, fresh for what it is
  • Puligny Pucelles (April 2011); not oxidized; excellent wine [R. del Rosario]
  • Puligny Folatieres(June 2014): Not oxidized, beautiful wine [Gareth Miles]

1995

  • Batard Montrachet(10 Dec 2005): not oxidized, light gold, superb [Stuart Roberts]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(12 Jun 2004): not oxidized and clearly outstanding [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(29 Apr 2005): not oxidized, very good [G Deschamps]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(Aug 2009) not oxidized - very good and youthful [R DeAngelo]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(23 Feb 2011): not oxidized and beautiful wine. See 95-2000 Retrospective Tasting Notes. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(10 Dec 2005): not oxidized, medium gold, superb [Stuart Roberts]
  • Montrachet (Mar 2013): not oxidized; outstanding [MLT]
  • Puligny Clavoillon( March 2010 ): half bottle: not oxidised, ripe, medium golden coöour, fine [Rainer Guntermann]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Aug. 2006): Not oxidized, very rich, slightly hot, possible slight TCA [Frank Drew]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Feb 2011): not oxidized [MSaviage]
  • Puligny Pucelles (October 2014): not oxidised. Lovely [PJC]

1996

  • Batard-Montrachet( Sep 2004): no signs of oxidation, but did show "oak char", rated 92+ [John Gilman]
  • Batard-Montrachet(29 Apr 2005, 31 Dec 2005): 2 bottles - no signs of oxidation, outstanding [G Deschamps]
  • Batard-Montrachet(16 Dec 2006): not oxidised [Michael Lux]
  • Batard-Montrachet(Feb 2008): not oxidized, outstanding [R Younger]
  • Batard-Montrachet(July 2010): not oxidized [AT Bridge]
  • Batard-Montrachet(Aug 2010): not oxidized [AT Bridge]
  • Batard-Montrachet(Dec 2011): oxidized [JasonH]
  • Batard-Montrachet(Mar 2015): not oxidized, exceptional bottle [J. Poell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(Aug 2005): fine, with great minerality [MAF Weiss]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(25 Jan 2006): no oxidation, see 96 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet(Feb 2008):no oxidation, fine [R Younger]
  • Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet(Sept 2009): no oxidation, fine but not outstanding wine [Alan Weinberg]
  • Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet(Nov 2010): no oxidation, in great shape (MSaviage)
  • Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet(Nov 2011): 3rd bottle first two were stellar, last one partially oxidized. (JasonH)
  • Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet(Dec 2011): Corked, but at least not oxidized. (JasonH)
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Jul 2002): oxidised [T Blach]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(October 2006): 2 bottles, both oxidized [Tom Stephenson]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(March 2008): not oxidised, fresh, great for what it is [Rainer Guntermann]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Oct 2008): austere, but not oxidised [G Miles]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Oct 2008): 2 bottles, neither oxidised, drinking well but not improving now [R Brooks]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(21 Nov 2003): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(27 Jul 2005): not oxidized, wonderful wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Jul 2005): brilliant, if more forward than I might have expected [MAF Weiss]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Oct 2005): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(25 Jan 2006): no oxidation, extraordinary, see 96 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Nov 2006): no signs of oxidation,two btl perfect [Martin Buttinger]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Nov 2007): no signs of oxidation, very good, give it another 2-3 years [ER]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(10 Dec. 2008) not oxidized and once again incredible [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Sept 2009): gorgeous wine, no hint of oxidation. [Alan Weinberg]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(Dec 2009): not oxy, beautiful wine and held strong to btls end. [Wes Jennison]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(8 Apr 2010): not oxidized, beautiful wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(27 July 2010): not oxidized, really exceptional [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Jun 2011): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Oct 2011): not oxidized, truly extraordinary wine [Ville Viinikka]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Sept 2012): not oxidized,excellent [R Younger]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Jan 2014): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Dec 2014): last bottle of a case, all without oxidation [ER]
  • Chevalier–Montrachet (Apr. 2017): Not oxidized. Muted nose & palate, veering towards acidic at the end. Perhaps would have been better decanted. From a lot of 2 purchased from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer in Dec. 2014. [Rayner Cheung]
  • Puligny-Montrachet(Apr 2009): not oxidized, showing very well [MLT]
  • Puligny-Montrachet(March 2011): not oxidized, just amazing village wine [Ville Viinikka]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Aug 2005): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(24 Jan 2006): not oxidised, showing well [G Deschamps]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(4 August 2006): absolutely fantastic, clean and precise, no signs of oxydation [Michel Robert Abood]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(May 2007): oxidised [René Gleissner]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(June 2009): not oxidised, lovely wine as it should be [Tom Reddick]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Jan 2010): completely oxidized and undrinkable [MLT]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(March 2010): half bottle, great, even young ( Rainer Guntermann )
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Nov 2010): not oxidized; in great shape (MSaviage)
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Dec 2015): not oxidized; really showed well (Mike Saviage)
  • Puligny Combettes(Nov 2011) not oxidized. Still evolving, but stunning now in every way. [NTyson]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Aug 2005): two bottles, both oxidised [MAF Weiss]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Jan 2007): not oxidised but mature, drink now rather than keep [MLee]
  • Puligny Pucelles(July-Aug 2003): three bottles, none oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Aug 2005): Hmmm hint of toffee, but gave it benefit of doubt [MAF Weiss]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Nov 2005): 2nd bottle fantastic showing, drinking brilliantly [MAF Weiss]
  • Puligny Pucelles(24 Jan 2006): not oxidised, showing well [G Deschamps]
  • Puligny Pucelles(25 Jan 2006): not oxidized, great wine, see 96 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Jan 2009) not oxidized - excellent wine [R DeAngelo]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Jan 2010): still incredibly young; no hints of pmox; needs another 5 years (MSaviage)

1997

  • Batard-Montrachet(31 Dec 2004): no signs of oxidation [G Deschamps]
  • Batard-Montrachet(6 Oktober 2007): not the slightest hint of oxidation [R Gleissner]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Apr 2009): no signs of oxidation [MLee]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Jul 2010): No oxidation - good. [Paul Raiche]
  • Puligny Les Folatieres(April 2006): No sign of oxidation, but ordinary [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Les Folatieres(November 2008): no signs of oxidation [Dana Gaiser]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Apr 2005): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Dec 2009): no signs of oxidation (MSaviage)
  • Puligny Pucelles(Oct 2015): not premoxed; started out nicely with richness and power but declined with air and overall was just OK (Mike Saviage)
  • Chevalier-Montrachet (4 Dec 2010): not oxidized, nice wine [ER]
  • Montrachet (June 2012): Not oxidised. Perfect. Conversation stopping wine that still gives me goose-bumps. A priceless experience. [Greg Munyard]

1998

  • Batard Montrachet(April 2009) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Batard Montrachet(May 2009) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Batard Montrachet(July, 2011) 2 bottles, neither oxidized. In fact, fantastic. (P Mesrobian)
  • Bienvenue Batard Montrachet(March 2011) not oxidized (F Ginanni)
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Feb 2005): oxidised [T Blach]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(01 Dec 2005): not at all oxidized, surprisingly good [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(Sept 2010): no signs of oxidiation, very young and excellent [J. Prandi]
  • Puligny Combettes(Feb 2005): oxidised [T Blach]
  • Puligny Combettes(Jun 2009): 2 bottles, not oxidized [Peter von dem Borne]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Feb 2005): oxidised [T Blach]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Feb 2005): oxidised [T Blach]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Oct 2005): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Nov 2007): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Jan 2009): not oxidised but mature [MLee]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Oct 2011) not oxidized, mature and wonderfully expressive [Ville Viinikka]
  • Puligny Pucelles(March 2012) Not oxidized, Multidimensional. Gorgeous. (Alan meadows got this one wrong.) [NTyson]
  • Puligny Clavoillons (2 bottles in 2008):not oxidised, but 1 corked! (Adrian Latimer)

1999

  • Montrachet (September 2016): Opened for our 10th wedding anniversary this year. Amazing wine...more than lived up to expectations. [K Lamb]
  • Batard-Montrachet(Aug 2004): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Batard Montrachet(5 Aug 2004): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Batard-Montrachet(Jan 2006): great, not the slightest sign of oxidation, young [Rainer Guntermann]
  • Batard-Montrachet(28 Feb 2007): not oxidized; excellent --see related tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Batard Montrachet(Aug 2008): Not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Batard Montrachet(16 Mar 2010): not oxidized, but initially pretty reductive [Don Cornwell]
  • Batard Montrachet(23 Feb 2011): not oxidized. See 95-2000 Retrospective Notes. [Don Cornwell]
  • Batard Montrachet(15 Nov 2011): not oxidized. Amazing bottle [Peter von dem Borne]
  • Batard Montrachet(Jan 2012): not oxidized. Great bottle [JasonH]
  • Batard Montrachet(Oct 2014): not oxidized, drinking very well (MSaviage)
  • Batard Montrachet (Jan 2016): not oxidized, started with some reduction but that blew off and this was very enjoyable (Mike Saviage)
  • Batard Montrachet (Feb. 2017): Not oxidized. Decanted for over an hour. Huge & persistent flinty/matchstick reduction in the nose & on the palate as well (!). Sumptuous. Purchased in mid–2015 from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer. [Rayner Cheung]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(Aug 2004-Aug 2005): 4 bottles, none oxidised. Good wine [WK Choy]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(Dec 2005): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(28 Feb 2007): not oxidized -- see related 1999 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(25 Sep 2007): not oxidized and an amazing bottle that just kept getting better [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(28 Apr 2008): not oxidized, but seemed to be slighly off [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(Sept 2008): Not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(May 2009): 6 bottles, none oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(Jul 2014): not oxidized [Peter von dem Borne]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(Sep 2014): not oxidized [ER]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(Apr 2015): not oxidized, started cheesy but with time it blossomed [J. Poell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Aug 2004): not oxidized [David Klinger]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Aug 2004-Oct 2005): 3 bottles, none oxidised. Great wine. Cork did not appear bleached [WK Choy]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(27 Jul 2005): not oxidized, very young [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Jan 2006): not oxidized, very young [J Prandi]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(28 Feb 2007): not oxidized, super wine --see related tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Aug 2007): not oxidized, needs time [MLee]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(10 Dec 2008): not oxidized, youthful [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(May 2009) 4 bottles, none oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Dec 2009): Not oxidized [RNellans]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(27 July 2010) Not oxidized. Amazing wine which still seems to have some upside potential [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Oct 2010): Not oxidized and way too young; powerful wine, consumed at restaurant in France (MSaviage)
  • Chevalier Montrachet(23 Feb 2011): Served at the 1995-2000 Retrospective Tasting (see notes). I thought this bottle had a toasty back end and finished a bit dry. Others liked this much better than I did. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(Feb 2011): not oxidized [Stu Jakub]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(Sept 2012): not oxidized, excellent [R Younger]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Jan 2006): very good, not oxidised [Rainer Guntermann]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Aug 2007): not oxidised, perfect drinking now [MLee]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Aug 2009): not oxidised, still fresh [MLee]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(16 Mar 2010): oxidized and direct from the Domaine for this tasting.[Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Nov 2010): oxidized, my first ever suspect bottle of Leflaive [MSaviage]
  • Puligny Combettes(Aug 2004 - Aug 2005): 3 bottles, none oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Puligny Combettes(Nov 2005): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Combettes(Aug 2005) not oxidised [NP]
  • Puligny Combettes(Aug 2009): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Combettes(Jul 2007): not oxidised, drinking well but can keep [MLee]
  • Puligny Combettes(Aug 2011): no signs of oxidation, good but not great [ER]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Nov 2004): not oxidised. Cork appears bleached [WK Choy]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Aug 2005): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Nov 2007): magnum, no signs of oxidation, lovely [MLee]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Jun 2011): no signs of oxidation; still young and fresh [MSaviage]
  • Puligny Folatieres(May 2015): no premox and in great shape (Mike Saviage)
  • Puligny Folatieres(Aug 2015): no premox; light gold with classic aged white burg attributes. Great Leflaive. (Mike Saviage)
  • Puligny Pucelles(Dec 2004-Dec 2005): not oxidised. Cork appears bleached [WK Choy]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Jan 2006): not oxidised [Jason Heller]
  • Puligny Pucelles(March 2006): not oxidized, young but very good, some oak [Frank Drew]
  • Puligny Pucelles(28 Feb 2007): not oxidized -- see related tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Nov 2009): not oxidized [RNellans]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Dec 2009): not oxidized [Herwig Janssen]
  • Puligny Pucelles(May 2012): not oxidized, feels still very young [Ville Viinikka]
  • Puligny Pucelles(July 2012); not oxidized; still needs more time (MSaviage)
  • Puligny Pucelles (May 2016); oxidized, but suspect provenance (Grocery Outlet) [Ralph Earle]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Aug. 2016): Not oxidized. Drinking beautifully. A little reduction on opening, but evolved magnificently in the glass. [Rayner Cheung]

2000

  • Batard-Montrachet(Jun 2005): not oxidized [David Chan]
  • Batard-Montrachet(Jul 2005): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Batard-Montrachet(5 Feb. 2008): not oxidized -- see 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Batard-Montrachet(Jan 2009): not oxidised [MLee]
  • Batard-Montrachet( Aug 2009): not oxidized [R Younger]
  • Batard-Montrachet(April 2010): not oxidized [Bill Lawrence]
  • Batard-Montrachet(July 2011 ): not oxidized, delicious now [ R Younger]
  • Batard Montrachet(Nov 2012): Oxidized. My first-ever oxidized Dom Leflaive. [NTyson]
  • Batard Montrachet (Feb 2016): Not oxidized. No signs of tiring. Fantastic wine and very classic Batard. (K. Lamb)
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(Jul 2005): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(Jan 2009): not oxidised [MLee]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(Mar 2009): not oxidized [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(Aug 2009): not oxidized [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(23 Feb 2011): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet(Feb17, 2012): not oxidized [Chuck Miller]
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet (June & July 2012, Oct 2014): not oxidized, all 3 lovely [Adrian Latimer]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Aug 2005): not oxidised [Bill Nanson]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Jul 2005 - Dec 2005): 4 bottles, all not oxidised and extremely good for their humble appellation [Michael Eder]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Jun 2005): not oxidized [David Chan]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Jul 2005): not oxidised, great wine. Cork did not appear bleached [WK Choy]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(27 Jul 2005): not oxidized, great wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(February 2006): not oxidized, showing as it should [Tom Reddick]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(31 Dec 2007): not oxidized [ER]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(5 Feb. 2008): not oxidized, WOTN at 2000 tasting --see notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(May 2008): not oxidized, great wine with time ahead [J. Prandi]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(10 Dec 2008): not oxidized, impressive [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(August 2009): not oxidized [R Younger]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(August 2009): no hints of PMox, still very youthful (MSaviage)
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(April 2010): not oxidized, excellent [Bill Lawrence]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(27 July 2010): not oxidized and continues to amaze. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(Dec 2011): Not oxidized All there and All that. [NTyson]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(Nov 2012) not oxidized and pretty spectacular (R DeAngelo)
  • Chevalier Montrachet(Nov 2012): not oxidized and not yet ready for my taste. Wonderful potential, though [Ville Viinikka]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (May 2013) not oxidized and still going strong (R DeAngelo)
  • Chevalier Montrachet (Oct 2013) not oxidized - great bottle (R DeAngelo)
  • Chevalier Montrachet (May 2015): not oxidized - very young still [J. Poell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (June 2015) excellent, very young still [ER]
  • Puligny(Jun 2005): not oxidized [David Chan]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Sep 2005): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Jun 2006): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Oct 2010): nice wine, no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (October 2010): Not oxidised - beautiful wine [Greg Munyard]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Apr 2014): no signs of oxidation , ageing beautifully [Adrian Latimer]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (May 2014): no oxidation 9 bottles (plus one corked) [Bill Lawrence]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Nov 2006): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Dec 2014): no signs of oxidation, very nice [ER]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Jun 2005): not oxidized [David Chan]
  • Puligny Pucelles(07 Jul 2005): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Pucelles(10 March 2006) not oxidized - showing very well [??]
  • Puligny Pucelles(5 Feb 2008) not oxidized -- see 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Pucelles(March 2009): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Sept 2009): not oxidized [AT Bridge]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Jan 2010): not oxidized [MLT]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Aug 2010): not oxidized [Garrett DeVries]
  • Puligny Pucelles(May 2012): not oxidized, drinking very well [Ville Viinikka]
  • Puligny Pucelles( June 2012 ): not oxidized, fine ( Rainer Guntermann )
  • Puligny Pucelles(Dec 2012): no signs of oxidation, excellent [ER]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Jan 2013): no signs of oxidation, excellent [ER]
  • Puligny Pucelles(March 2013): deep gold color, oxidized [FYC]
  • Puligny Pucelles(May 2015): No premox and in great shape; straw/light gold color, improved with 3 hours of air; drink now or wait (Mike Saviage)
  • Puligny Combettes (Jan 2009): no signs of oxidation [MLee]
  • Puligny Combettes (Sept 2010): Not oxidised - fabulous wine [Greg Munyard]

2001

  • Batard Montrachet(Sep 2007): not oxidised, very good [MLee]
  • Batard Montrachet(Sep 2008): not oxidised, very good [MLee]
  • Batard Montrachet(11 Feb 2009): not oxidized. See 2001 Tasting Notes, Part II [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues Batard Montrachet(Sep 2007): not oxidised, fine and very good [MLee]
  • Bienvenues Batard Montrachet(Sep 2008): not oxidised, still fine and very good [MLee]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Jul-Aug 2005): not oxidised [Bill Nanson]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Mar 2010): not oxidised, from magnum, delicious [Justin Bryant]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(Sep 2007): not oxidised [MLee]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(Aug 2008): not oxidized - very young and shut down with air (R DeAngelo)
  • Chevalier Montrachet(Sep 2008): not oxidised [MLee]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(11 Feb 2009): not oxidized. See 2001 Tasting Notes, Part II [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(April 2009) not oxidized - outstanding wine (R DeAngelo)
  • Chevalier Montrachet(May 2009) not oxidized [MLee]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(6 Mar 2010): not oxidized-excellent. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(Mar 2010): not oxidized [Bill Lawrence]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(May 2010): not oxidized, stunning wine with many years to go [J. Prandi]
  • Chevalier Montachet(27 July 2010): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montachet(Jan 2012): not oxidized [JasonH]
  • Chevalier Montachet(April 2012): not oxidized - delicious (Adrian Latimer)
  • Chevalier Montrachet- (June 2012) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Chevalier-Montrachet (May 2014): not oxidized [AT Bridge]
  • Puligny ClavoillonMag (Jun 2006): no signs of oxidation [Martin Buttinger]
  • Puligny Combettes(Nov 2008): no signs of oxidation, great wine [MLT]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Jun 2010): not oxidized, excellent [MLT]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Aug 2011): not oxidized, excellent [MLT]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Nov 2011): not oxidized, excellent [MLT]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Nov 2005): some reduction, needs time to open up, but brilliant wine after some aeration [JE Simond]
  • Puligny Pucelles (May 2009): not oxidised, very good [Bill Nanson]
  • Les Combettes (March 2011): Not oxidised - lovely wine [(Greg Munyard]
  • Les Pucelles (January 2012): Not oxidised but at its peak now. Superb. [Greg Munyard]
  • Les Pucelles (June 2013): Not oxidised; perfect now. [Greg Munyard]
  • Les Pucelles (Dec 2013): Slightly advanced [FYC]
  • Les Folatieres (Oct 2013): Not oxidised; perfect now. Superb. [Greg Munyard]

2002

  • Batard-Montrachet(Aug 2005): not oxidised. Great wine [WK Choy]
  • Batard-Montrachet(April 2009): not oxidised [Tom Reddick]
  • Batard-Montrachet(18 Feb 2010): not oxidized. See 2002 Tasting Notes, Night Two. [Don Cornwell]
  • Batard-Montrachet(Febr 14, 2011 ) : not oxidized , tasting fabulously ( chez Guy , Gevrey ) Herwig Janssen
  • Batard-Montrachet( Q3 and Q4 , 2011 ) : from the same case ( 6-pack ) : first 3 wines opened : all corked ( Herwig Janssen )
  • Batard-Montrachet(May 7, 2011) no sign of oxidation; wonderful wine. [Howard Horwitz]
  • Batard Montrachet (Apr. 2016): Not oxidized. Decanted. Some reduction. Pleasurable but not yet at optimum drinkability. From a lot of 3 purchased from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer in Nov. 2014. [Rayner Cheung]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(Aug 2005): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(Aug 2005): not oxidised [Jason Heller]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(18 Feb 2010): corked (my first ever from Leflaive). See 2002 Tasting Notes, Night Two [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(Oct 2010):not oxidized but weakest of 3 BBM 2002 horizontal [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(May 2011): not oxidised, 1st bottle from case of 6 in magnificent condition (Timothy Magnus)
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet(Aug 2011): 3rd bottle from case of 6 (2nd bottle corked but not oxidised), Perfect! (Timothy Magnus)
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Feb 2016): Not oxidised. Awkward phase, as the acidity and fruit are somewhat disconnected but no signs of tiring.
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Feb-Sept 2005): 8 bottles, none oxidised [Bill Nanson]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Jul-Aug 2005): 2 bottles, neither oxidised [David Klinger]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(May 2007): 2 bottles, not oxidized [RAG]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Oct 2008) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Feb 2011): painfully young still (MSaviage)
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Aug 2005): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(Sep 05-Jan 06): (4 bottles) none were oxidised [Jason Heller]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet(10 Dec 2008): not oxidized but aromatically flawed by something. Subsequently determined to be a likely heat-damaged bottle. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(18 Feb 2010): not oxidized, and good but underperfoming. See 2002 Tasting Notes, Night Two. Turned out to be another heat-damaged bottle from the same source. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(27 July 2010): Tasted at Leflaive Chevalier vertical: medium to full gold color; sweet apricot and almost botrytis like aromas; distinctly sweet lemon-lime and orange citrus and cornbread flavors on the palate (like the last bottle tasted in February) and not much like other Leflaive Chevaliers; very odd wine. I subsequently determined that the bottles tasted in Dec 2008, Feb 2010 and this bottle were all from a batch purchased from Rochambeau about a year after the wine was released and all likely suffered from heat damage somewhere along the way. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(13 Nov 2010): not oxidized. [Stu Jakub]
  • Chevalier Montracher(16 Febr 2011) : slightly oxidised, clearly going downhill, Chez Guy, Gevrey. [Herwig Janssen ]
  • Chevalier Montrachet( Dec 2011 ) : wonderful ( Herwig Janssen )
  • Chevalier Montrachet(May 2011) : not oxidized. [Leah Amir]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(20 Aug 2011): No sign of oxidation. Excellent wine with great minerality. Purchased 1/19/08 from Woodland Hills. No importer label. [Howard Horwitz]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(Sept 2012):not oxidized-very young [R Younger]
  • Chevalier Montrachet(May 2012): Not oxidized, pristine. (APDH)
  • Chevalier Montrachet (Jan 2016): Not oxidizied; young and in great shape (Mike Saviage)
  • Meursault 1er Cru Sous le Dos d'Âne(21 Oct 2011): No sign of oxidation. [H. Horwitz]
  • Puligny(July 2010):super (Adrian Latimer)
  • Puligny(April 2011): corked (T De Waen)
  • Puligny ( June 2012 ): great and even young. no sign of oxidation ( Rainer Guntermann )
  • Puligny Clavoillon (Dec 2012) from magnum; not oxidized, young and fresh (Michiel Carpentier)
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Dec 2011): not oxidized; more fruit and less minerality than I would have expected, and kind of flabby in that way, but no signs of premox [MSaviage]
  • Puligny Clavoillon(Jan 2012): no premox and while it is drinking very well right now, it can still use time. [MSaviage]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (Feb 2014) Not ox (Adrian Latimer)
  • Puligny Combettes(Jul 2005): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Puligny Combette(January 2010): not oxidized, favorite of 3 Leflaive Puligny at tasting [Jake Hartinger]
  • Puligny Combettes(Apr 2011): 1st bottle from case of 6 purchased from importer, great condition (Timothy Magnus)
  • Puligny Folatieres(Jul 2009): 2 bottles from same case, first oxidised,second not oxidised [MLee]
  • Puligny Folatieres(January 2010): not oxidized [Jake Hartinger]
  • Puligny Folatieres(16 Mar 2010): not oxidized. [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Aug 2010) Badly oxidised - my only bottle, from 2008 UK Wine Society mixed case [Nigel Bruce]
  • Puligny Folatieres(Jan 2011): 1st bottle from case of 6 purchased from importer, great condition (Timothy Magnus)
  • Puligny Folatieres(1 July 2011): not oxidized. [Bill Lawrence]
  • Puligny Folatieres(April 2014): not oxidized; still fresh (MSaviage)
  • Puligny Folatieres(July 2015): Advanced and darker than 89 and 92 Leflaives opened recently; pristine bottle bought on release that was on a significant downslope (Mike Saviage)
  • Puligny Pucelles(Jul 2005): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Feb 2009): not oxidised [MLee]
  • Puligny Pucelles(May 2009): not oxidised [MLee]
  • Puligny Pucelles(January 2010): not oxidized [Jake Hartinger]
  • Puligny Pucelles(4 Feb 2010): not oxidized, but less impressive than the typical Pucelles. See 2002 Tasting Notes, Night One. [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Pucelles(April 2010 ) : great wine with honey and spices [Herwig Janssen]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Jul 2010) : great wine, young |J. Prandi]
  • Puligny Pucelles(March 2011) : 3 bottles : 1 good , 1 fully ready ( golden color ) and 1 oxidised ( Herwig Janssen ). All from same case.
  • Puligny Pucelles(March-April 2011) : 2 bottles from a recently delivered case straight from the Domaine, served blind to several tasters (including Herwig Janssen): 1 clearly premox, followed the bottle over 4 days, no improvement, 1 discussion between tasters whether it was premox or just muted. [??]
  • Puligny Pucelles(May 2011) : 2 bottles tasted recently from a case of 6 (purchased from the official Swiss importer of the domaine and stored by importer until purchase): 1 clearly oxidised, but being a lover of sherry was drinkable but absolutely not a 9 year old Pucelles from a good producer and vintage, 1 in fine condition (Timothy Magnus)
  • Puligny Pucelles(Dec 2011): clearly oxidized and got worse with more air; golden color, butterscotch nose and nothing like a Leflaive Pucelles should taste like. Oh oh. (MSaviage)
  • Puligny Pucelles(Feb 2012): decanted 09,00 and drunk at 19,00 - no premox, beautiful. (Adrian Latimer)
  • Puligny Pucelles(May 2012): partially oxidized, still drinkable but clearly not what this should be. Didn't change much within the 3 hours I had it in my glass. My first premoxed Leflaive. [Ville Viinikka]
  • Puligny Pucelles ( March 2012 ): young, fresh,light coloured, beautiful, no premox ( Rainer Guntermann )
  • Puligny Pucelles (January 2013): oxidized (Michiel Carpentier)
  • Les Combettes (August 2011): Not oxidised; tasted 5 or 6 years old - superb [Greg Munyard]

2004

  • Bâtard-Montrachet (January 2013): oxidized (Michiel Carpentier)
  • Batard-Montrachet (May 2011): Not oxidized [T De Waen]
  • Batard-Montrachet (Feb 2015): Not oxidized [Adrian Latimer]
  • Bienvenue Batard-Montrachet (Mar 2013): not oxidized [MLT]
  • Bienvenue Batard-Montrachet (Apr & Nov 2014): not oxidized [Adrian Latimer]
  • Bienvenue Batard-Montrachet Magnum (June 2014): Not clearly oxidized but maturing (APDH)
  • Chevalier-Montrachet (Feb. 2010): corked [H. Horwitz]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (27 July 2010): not oxidized and exhibiting very prominent reduction aromas [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet ( 13 March 2017): EIGHT BOTTLES -- Opened first six from an OWC. One was badly oxidized. Another was moderately oxidized. Both successfully replaced with two more from the same case. So six out of eight bottles were stunning, and entirely consistent with the vintage, the age, and the producer. [NTyson]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (April 2016) not oxidized - a touch advanced on the nose but quite youthful and racy on the palate. Should have been decanted (R DeAngelo)
  • Puligny Clavoillon (Sept 2009): not oxidized [AT Bridge]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (Oct 2009): first heavily oxidised,undrinkable, second bottle not oxidised [PL Skarsgard]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (16 Mar 2010): heavily reduced/mercaptans and this seems to be permanent [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (May 2011): not oxidised, exquisite [E Veitch]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (Aug 2011): strong sulphur-related aromas (mercaptans as suggested above?), followed the wine over 10 days, the unpleasant aromas did not disappear and the wine collapsed underneath without giving pleasure at any point. [Magnus Wold Ueland]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (March 2012): 2 half bottles: both not oxidised, 1 delicious, still young, 1 good but with some evident reduction [Adrian Latimer]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (June 2012/April 2013): Full bottles: not oxidised, but undrinkable, decanted for 4 hours, no change, reduction? [Adrian Latimer]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (October 2012): Full bottle: oxidised, watery and slightly sherried but not brown [Frank Herfjord]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (April 2012): oxidized. Several talented palates at the table all found it off. Flat palate and aromatic ruined [Frank Murray III]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (April 2014): not oxidized, lots of active sulphur. (Matt Latuchie)
  • Puligny Combettes (Jan 2010): not oxidized, very good and young [EW
  • Puligny Folatieres (Nov 2009): not oxidized, needs much more time [T De Waen]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Nov 2010): not oxidized [T De Waen]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (Oct 2011): strong sulphur at first, but blew off w/i 30 min; just fine after... young and fresh, no hints of premox [MSaviage]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (Oct 2011): behaved impeccably from the off [Alex Hunt]
  • Puligny Pucelles (April 2010): not oxidized [Howard Cooper]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Nov 2011): not oxidized [MLT]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Aug 2012): oxidized [MLT]

2005

  • Batard-Montrachet (may 8 2012): not oxidised, good fruit and balance, as expected. [Don Osborne]
  • Bourgogne (Aug 2013): not oxidized; young and fresh; incredibly powerful for a Bourgogne-level wine (MSaviage)
  • Bourgogne (Nov 2015): not oxidized; light straw color with great balance of minerality and fruit (Mike Saviage)
  • Chevalier-Montrachet (27 July 2010): not oxidized, slow to open. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet: (July 2012): Not oxidised but very, very tight & unyielding. Puzzling. [Greg Munyard]
  • Chevalier Montrachet: (Dec 2013): Not oxidised. From magnum. [AT Bridge]
  • Chevalier Montrachet: (Jan 2014): Not oxidised. [TSimarud]
  • Chevalier Montrachet: (Jan 2014): Not good at all. Dull and lifeless. probably oxidized [Kevin Harvey]
  • Macon Verze (Mar 2010): 4 of 5 bottles opened in the last 5 weeks are in middle to late stages of oxidation.Dissapointing to say the least. If this happens to the two 2005 Chevaliers I paid $500 apiece for, it will be way, way, way more than disappointing [John VK]
  • Meursault Sous le Dos d'Ane (May 2012): not oxidized; young, fresh and fruit-forward (MSaviage)
  • Meursault Sous le Dos d'Ane (Aug 2013); still young and fresh; angular but with great fruit; needs time (MSaviage)
  • Meursault Sous le Dos d'Ane (Aug 2013); oxidised (Andrew Fenn)
  • Meursault Sous le Dos d'Ane (Aug 2013); immediately replaced by a second bottle in the restaurant. This time no problem at all, lovely bottle which opened up nicely over the course of lunch (Andrew Fenn)
  • Meursault Sous le Dos d'Ane (Apr 2016): oxidized (J Lee)
  • Le Montrachet (February 2015): Generously opened by Pablo Alvarez of Vega Sicilia; Deep colour for age, verging on deep gold; Tired, Oxidized. [Ken Lamb]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (April 2012): ripe fruit, but no oxidation (Rainer Guntermann)
  • Puligny Clavoillon (May 2012): not oxidised [Magnus Wold Ueland]
  • Pulligny Clavoillon (Feb 2014): not ox (Adrian latimer)
  • Puligny Clavoillon (Feb 2015): not oxidized. [N. Lau]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (March 2015): From 0.375l bottle. Seemed oxidized at first, but developed quite nicely. Definitely first hints of oxidation though. Quite advanced [Stephan Bauer]
  • Pulligny Clavoillon (July 2015): not ox, lovely (Adrian latimer)
  • Puligny Clavoillon (Dec. 2015) oxidized on nose and palate; very golden (P.Klevgard)
  • Pulligny Clavoillon (June 2016): pox, dead (Adrian latimer)
  • Puligny–Montrachet "Les Combettes" (Mar. 2017 – ): 2 btls not oxidized. In the nose, more minerality (even a hint of talcum powder) & less sweetness of white flowers relative to other vintages. Minerality carries over to the somewhat lean palate. Plenty of life ahead. Decanting was modestly helpful from 2nd btl onwards. From 5 btls purchased from a reputable West Coast retailer or its auction platform in Nov. 2014. [Rayner Cheung]
  • Puligny Folatieres (December 2011): Oxidised. (JasonH)
  • Puligny Pucelles (May 2013): Fresh as a daisy, with complex shale/diesel note on the nose and lingering finish. [Kurt]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Dec 2013): Not oxidised. Fairly one dimensional, but a nice minerally and long finish. [Kurt]
  • Puligny–Montrachet "Les Pucelles" (Mar. 2017 – ): 3 btls oxidized or otherwise undrinkable. Spongey, flimsy cork in at least one instance. Purchased from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer in mid–2015. [Rayner Cheung]
  • Puligny–Montrachet "Les Pucelles" (Apr. 2017 – ): 1 btl not oxidized. Shut down, without much in the way of the usual sweet fragrance or scintillating palate (see, also, my note on the 2005 "Les Combettes"). Could it have been better decanted? From a lot of 5 purchased in Nov. 2014 from a reputable West Coast retailer. [Rayner Cheung]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (November 2010): (Bottle 8 of my original case) Too oxidized to be drinkable. Purchased on release and stored perfectly since then. (Daniel Bailey)
  • Puligny-Montrachet (April 2012): no signs of oxidation; great fruit and balanced acidity, but still primary; village wine with 1er cru qualities (MSaviage)
  • Puligny-Montrachet (May 2012): not oxidised [Magnus Wold Ueland]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (1 May 2012): Bought from Farr Vintners & kept in perfect storage at Octavian until last week. 1st bottle opened and NOT good news. Wine really strange flavour and tending towards oxidation. Not at all the great wine I tasted at the MW Burgundy tasting in 2008. Farr deny any responsibility, so I have 11 bottles of rubbish. [Stephen Skelton MW]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (February 2013): oxidized [Bill Lawrence]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (Sept 2014): oxidized [Adrian Latimer]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (March 2015): one bottle oxidized, second bottle not oxidized, but corked. Both 0.375 l bottles [Stephan Bauer]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (Oct 2014): 2 btls totally oxidised [Gareth Welch]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (Feb 2015): Not oxidized; rich and round (Mike Saviage)

2006

  • Bourgogne (March 2012): medium golden colour, exotic fruits, even sweet but cleary no signs of oxidation [Rainer Guntermann]
  • Bourgogne (March 2012): not oxidised [W.L.]
  • Batard Montrachet (Dec 2013): Tasted blind next to a Chassagne Montrachetc 1er cru from the same year but other producer, and the comparison was telling - Guess was a good Meursault from the 90s - Very buttery on the nose, fruit was gone, slight mushroom taste - very ripe taste in the mouth; this should be drunk very soon [JWPinxten]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet (23 July 2009): Not oxidized, but without doubt the least impressive Leflaive Chevalier I've had to date. including some "off" vintages like 1998 [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet (Dec 2010): Very forward and short with acid awkwardly sticking out on the finish. The general consensus at the dinner was this was prematurely oxidised [I Hickman]
  • Chevalier Montrachet: Perhaps a touch oxidised; over-ripe and thick. Watch carefully! [Greg Munyard]
  • Meursault Sous le Dos d'Ane (Apr 2011) : Not oxidized at all. Fat and blowsy. [Andrew Hall]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (Jan 2012): oxydized ( Herwig Janssen )
  • Puligny Clavoillon (Jan 30, 2012): oxidized (SOB dinner)
  • Puligny Clavoillon (April 2012): not oxidised, ripe fruit, medium colour ( Rainer Guntermann)
  • Puligny Clavoillon (June 2013): Oxidized; the 2nd such 06 Clavoillon that's I've had in as many months. (Kevin Weeks)
  • Puligny Clavoillon (March 2015): Oxidized; 2nd bottle not ox but very fat and flabby, more like 03, very ripe and 14.5%, botrytis? - caveat emptor (Adrian Latimer)
  • Puligny Clavoillon (Feb 2013): Not oxidised but clumsy and alcoholic. [Greg Munyard]
  • Puligny Combettes (Jun 2014): Not oxidized. [AT Bridge]
  • Puligny Combettes (Apr 2015): Two bottles, both not oxidized but quite fat [J. Poell]
  • Puligny Folatieres (August 2012): Not oxidised, nice [Don Osborne]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (July 2010): Someone on Ebob mentioned they had one that was oxidized. This one was tasting fantastic, not oxidized. [??]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (Sept 2012): Not oxidized-young [R Younger]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (June 2013): Oxidized; first of six from Benchmark. (Jan 2014) The remaining five were "advanced" with no Puligny character [Ralph Earle]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (July 2014): Not Oxidized, but rather uninteresting [Adrian Latimer]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Nov 2012): Not oxidized, 3+ hours decant in big decanter - still stable [Stian Gårdsvoll]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Des 2012): Not oxidized, 2+ hours decant in big decanter - still stable [Stian Gårdsvoll]
  • Puligny Pucelles (July 2016): Had at a wine bar in Paris. Quite good. Not oxidized. But I would drink up. [Howard Cooper]

2007
  • Batard Montrachet (10 January 2015): Surprisingly oxidized [M. Premk]
  • Bourgogne (April 2012): 1 bottle oxidised, 1 bottle ok. [Magnus Wold Ueland]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (12 Nov 2010): Incredibly outstanding bottle of wine [H. Horwitz]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (30 April 2015): Excellent showing with no signs of oxidation [H. Horwitz)
  • Macon Verze (December 2010): 2 bottles (Bottles 7 and 8 of my original case) too oxidized to be drinkable. Purchased on release and stored perfectly since then. [Daniel Bailey]
  • Macon Verze (April 2012): not oxidised [Magnus Wold Ueland]
  • Macon Verze (from release until Dec 2012): no oxidation in any of 18 bottles drunk [Greg Munyard]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (Sept 2012): Not oxidized-young [R Younger]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (Mar 2014): Not oxidized. Le Bernardin. [N. Lau]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (July 2012): oxidised [Magnus Wold Ueland]
  • Puligny Combettes (Oct 2015): no premox; light to med gold color, fruity but with good acidity (Mike Saviage)
  • Puligny Pucelles (July 2012): 1 bottle oxidised, 1 bottle ok [Magnus Wold Ueland]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Feb 2015); Classic premox [H. Horwitz]
  • Puligny Pucelles (October 2016): Magnum. Superb, green tinged, racy acidity, no signs of tiring and probably room for further development. [K. Lamb]

2008

  • Macon Verze (July 2012): not oxidised [Magnus Wold Ueland]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (Feb 2014): I suspect beginning oxidation[TSim@rud]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (October 2012): seemed almost acceptable at first, quickly oxidised with air [Frank Herfjord]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (May 2015)): 24 bottles opened for lunch-4 brutally pre-moxed and 6 seemed okay. Other 14 early pre-mox to varying degrees. [R Younger]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (Feb 2016)): Magnum. Oxidized. [AT Bridge]
  • Macon Verze (from release until April 2013): no oxidation in any of 12 bottles drunk [Greg Munyard]
  • Puligny Montrachet Clavoillon (July 2014): Oxidised (APDH)
  • Meursault Sous le Dos d'Ane (September 2014): Not oxidized. Really good. [Howard Cooper]
  • Meursault Sous le Dos d'Ane (July 2016) oxidized (R DeAngelo)


2009

  • Macon Verze (from release until Oct 2013): no oxidation in any of 6 bottles drunk [Greg Munyard]

2010

  • Puligny-Montrachet (Feb 2014): no oxidation. [TSim@rud]
  • Puligny Pucelles(Jan 2014): not oxidised [TSim@rud]
  • Bienvenue Batard-Montrachet (Feb 2014): not oxidized. [TSim@rud]
  • Batard Montrachet (Aug 2013); no oxidation and a stunning tight wine[R Younger]
  • Batard Montrachet (Feb 2014); no oxidation and very young[TSim@rud]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (Feb 2014): no oxidation. [TSim@rud]
  • Puligny Clavoillon (Sept 2016) not oxidized but pretty advanced - from magnum no less (R DeAngelo)

2011

  • Puligny Montrachet (Sep 2014): no oxidation. @Le Bernardin [N. Lau]