Bright lemon core with a clear meniscus. Matchsticks, stoned fruits and fresh lemon peel on the nose with an underlying tone of cream and melon skin. Quite lemony on the palate with very good acidity and structure. Oak profile was definitely there but not overpowering. You’ll probably think I’m crazy but I took a bite of the gingernut cookies I had and it didn’t clash with the wine 🙂 I was, however, surprised to find a diam cork closure on the higher-end bottlings from this negociant since I don’t remember seeing one on their various 2006 bottlings. Sigh.
Didn’t write down any notes so here’s what I remembered: the Les Folatieres had a sweet honeyed aroma and quite floral with a touch of bortrytis. On the palate it was completely dry with good ripe stoned fruit flavours. Slightly on the heavy side in terms of mouthfeel that ended with a medium, slightly bitter finish. Leflaive’s had a dangerously close call to 2,4,6-trichloroanisole but there were still abundant primary fruit flavours . Rustic and slightly grainy in texture. One of the last vintages of this particular vineyard before the vines were replanted with Chardonnay.