Frankly speaking, I was quite worry about the 2007 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes is in dumb phase or terribly tight at this young stage, but hey! I’m a lucky man as though still an infant, this wine show superbly well and getting better and better with time.
The 1998 Chateau Magdelaine is a powerhouse which is not showing as beautiful as the Leflaive Combettes, even after 90mins in the decanter. Give it another 5yrs at least and it will be a stunner. This pair well with my 200days grain fed Angus Beef Rib-eye.
Tasting Notes ::
2007 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru)
- Alcohol :: 13.5%
Wow! Airy, alluring aromas of super perfume white flower, melon, cool herbs and very fresh, polished mineral background. The elegance palate show even better, rich and lots of power going on here but this gently explode, expand on the palate with fine silky, polished texture, stunning purity of bright fruits, round and well integrated vanillin oak with again, cool spices and herb that supported by bright, ripe acidity as well as fresh mineral that keep the wine in great focus, precision and transparency. Refine long finished with fresh mineral that’s linger. This is such a beautiful wine! Buy – Yes.
1998 Château Magdelaine (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
- Alcohol :: 13.5%
Perfume, complex nose of cigar box, leather, earth, liquorice and sweet dark fruits core that accompany with hint of truffle. This med-full bodied Magdelaine is powerful with palate staining intensity, very rich and concentrated fruits on the palate, intense and complex, the tannin is mellow down and resulted in smooth mouth feel but a little bit rough edge and low acidity that seems lack a little bit of transparency. Juicy, slight sweet finished that is long and powerful, with autumn leaves aftertaste.