2019 Olivier Leflaive Meursault Sous Le Dos D’Ane
2019 Olivier Leflaive Meursault Sous Le Dos D’Ane Smooth, buttery, mineral, mature but crisp 2019 Meursault. Golden yellow, greenish hue. Full body, bone dry, high acidity. Smoke, green apples, pear, peach, citruses, pinch of honey, some exotic fruit. Finish lasts for ages.
Wine runs in the veins of the Leflaive family, thanks to a heritage passed on like a precious treasure from generation to generation. Olivier represents the 18th generation of the family, and in 1984, he created an eponymous business for vinification and ageing wines in Puligny-Montrachet, in the very heart of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or. It was a high-risk gamble, but one that paid off, and over the next few years, he established a unique brand that has become a reference for the Côtes de Beaune.
Later, he was joined by his brother Patrick, then his daughter Julie, and his former son-in-law, Jean Soubeyrand. As such, he brought a new structure to the family saga, because adventures are always better when shared.