Domaine Leflaive Meursault Sous Le Dos d'Ane 1er Cru 2019


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Burgundy, France
93 points




Domaine Leflaive is one of the world’s great wine domains, producing some of Burgundy’s most sought-after white wines. The Leflaive family Domaine has a history dating back to 1717 and has 23 hectares of holdings spread throughout Grand Cru, 1er Cru, Village, and AOC level vineyards around Puligny.

The Domaine gained its prominence in the hands of Anne-Claude Leflaive, who converted the vineyards to biodynamics in the 1990s giving the wines greater transparency in their expression of terroir. Sous le Dos d'Ane is one of several Premier Cru vineyards within the tiny region of Blagny, on the slope of the Cote d'Or escarpment in Burgundy. Despite its location, the Chardonnay wines from this vineyard can be labelled under the Meursault Premier Cru appellation to take advantage of the fame of Meursault. Sous le Dos d'Ane Premier Cru white wines are complex, rich, and have stony flavours, with warm scents of honey and spice.


93 points

A cool, pure, and airy nose is comprised of notes of apple, citrus and white peach. There is once again fine punch and delineation to the middle-weight flavours that exude a subtle minerality on the linear, youthfully austere, and bone-dry finale.

92 points

The 2019 Meursault 1er Cru Sous le Dos d'Ane is also a touch reductive out of the gates, unwinding to reveal aromas of crisp green orchard fruit, hazelnuts, dried white flowers, and smoke. Medium to full-bodied, ample, and satiny, with lively acids and a long, saline finish, it's a seamless, elegant wine from a parcel located just above Pierre Morey's Meursault Perrières. Pierre Vincent told me that Domaine Leflaive began their harvest in 2019 on September 11, preferring not to start too precipitously and rather to wait for full maturity. Alcohol levels range between 13.5% and 14.5%, accompanied by low pHs, and as usual, élevage began with a year in barrel (from a variety of coopers, including Séguin Moreau and Chassin) followed by six months or so in tank on the lees before bottling under Diam 30. Concentrated and incisive, this is an impressive range of wines that are clearly built to age (indeed, several cuvées showed a touch of youthful reduction out of the gates) and which confirm that Domaine Leflaive is back at the top of its game.


Serving Temp.
11-13 °C
Cellar until
2028 - 2035
Food pairing
Roast Chicken in creamy sauces, Truffle tart, seafood

Domaine Leflaive Meursault Sous Le Dos d'Ane 1er Cru 2019

Domaine Leflaive Meursault Sous Le Dos d'Ane 1er Cru 2019
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