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Review: 2016 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Les Setilles and Puligny-Montrachet

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It’s a special treat from France for today, wine lovers: A pair of white Burgundies from the maestros at Olivier Leflaive, representing two extremes (in price) of the winery’s lineup.

2016 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Les Setilles – What a bright and lovely white Burgundy, as pure expression of Chardonnay as you’ll likely find in a wine at this price point. Golden apples are instantly bright, with a lightly buttery note that adds some oomph to the body. A gentle lacing of herbs, white flowers, a hint of red berries, and a dash of vanilla at the back end all serve to give the wine remarkable complexity. Best value, easy. A / $20

2016 Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet – A lively wine with similar character to the Les Setilles, this expression has a slightly higher acidity with a stronger lemon tone. Creamy as the palate develops toward the finish, the wine later exudes notes of brown butter, baking spice, and a hint of berry. Again, a fine example of white Burgundy, though this one will cost you. A / $72

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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