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Bottle Size: 750 ml
In the five years since I last tasted this, it really hasn't changed all that much except for a bit of secondary fruit now characterizing the still subtly smoky, wonderfully fresh and spicy nose that display elegant pure, fine and precise citrus-infused flavors that are built on a firm base of minerality and outstanding length. I very much like this as there is beautiful balance and a really lovely sense of harmony. In short, this is as good a vintage as I can remember for the Leflaive Folatières in a long time. In a word, stunning. Note that while this could be drunk now with pleasure, there would be no risk in allowing it to develop further, indeed up to another 5 years or so. (3/2010)
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