I actually think it is special not because it's so powerful or dense or overwhelming. Actually I believe it's better because it's more authentic. I actually found the Sauzet more aggressive on the attack and longer in the finish. So what's better about the LeFlaive? Well the flavor. Is simply better! :)
I don't know how else to explain it. The Combettes from Sauzet is wonderfully crafted. But the minerality dominates. I think LeFlaive finds the perfect balance between minerality for grip and power. Yet the flavor is not so mineral that it's chablis-like. It's more like 65%chablis 35% meursault. And to me that is more enjoyable. I also feel like Leflaive does a great job of NOT trying to hard. Just let the grapes give what they want to give and do not try to impose your will onto the grapes. This is like in sports. You take what the defender gives you. In football, basketball. Anything. Defender goes one direction you go the other. As opposed to these barbarians like Rolland in Bon Pasteur imposing themselves on the grapes. Making them do unnatural things. No, LeFlaive understands and respects the grapes. This is what I take from this one experience. Perhaps I am overreacting? I don't know. But I can tell you this. I am basically done with every other producer besides Sauzet and LeFlaive. If I cannot have those two, I will just have beer!