95 points John Gilman
Given the inherently elegant profile of the best wines of 2013, I was not surprised to find the Domaine Leflaive Pucelles to be utterly in its element in this vintage and a stunning young wine. The magical bouquet offers up a youthful blend of delicious apple, pear, lemon, spring flowers, a beautifully refined base of chalky soil, citrus zest and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and utterly seamless, with outstanding mid-palate depth, bright acids and a very long, youthful and electric finish. A magical young wine.
92-94 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
A strikingly elegant nose presents a broad range of yellow and white orchard fruits with ample honeysuckle, spice, lilac and citrus nuances. The mouth feel of the medium-bodied flavors is notably finer and wonderfully seductive before concluding in a palate coating, saline and linear finish that possesses superb depth and length. Like the Combettes this is clearly built-to-age and while it will certainly be capable of rewarding longer-term cellaring it should be approachable after only 6 to 8 years. *Outstanding*
93 points Vinous
Pale yellow. Aromas of oily yellow peach, pear, white flowers and flinty minerality. Sweet, intense and fine-grained, with harmonious acidity and a firm spine of minerality giving energy and finesse to the middle palate. Best today on the rising, resounding finish.
92 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2013 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Pucelles has more precision and detail than the 2013 Puligny Clavoillon, with hints of pine and undergrowth flanking the citrus fruit and slate aromas. The palate is crisp and fresh with a fine line of acidity, nicely balanced with hints of white peach and nectarine towards the composed and still quite saline finish. Classy and refined.