These vines lie in a sun-catching amphitheatre adjoining Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières. When you climb the slope, you can understand why the vineyard is named “under the donkey’s back,” as the vines are sheltered to the north by a huge, long hummock of stones and trees which resemble the slumbering animal. 20 per cent of new barrels were chosen for this wine’s ageing, and their presence is imperceptible, so well have all elements now merged together. Colour is pale, green-golden, aromas being lemony, fresh and elegant. This is a powerful, rich wine, reflecting the long days of sunshine during the summer. Creamily-textured fruitiness persists through mid-palate, leading to impressive freshness and length on the aftertaste (for drinking 2020- 2026+).
2018 Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru Sous le Dos d`Ane, Olivier Leflaive – Récolte du Domaine
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