Leflaive Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2016

"A slight hint of reduction does not materially detract from the intensely floral-suffused nose that displays hints of acacia blossom and rose petal along with spice, citrus and pear aromas. There is excellent volume and mid-palate density to the mouth coating and borderline opulent big-bodied flavors that possess a seductive texture on the strikingly persistent and overtly powerful finish. A definite 'wow' wine." 94-96 points, Burghound

"The 2016 Batard Montrachet Grand Cru was vinified together rather than in four different parcels due to the frost (in fact one plot was pulled out). It has a much more involving and expressive bouquet compared to the Bienvenues. The palate is slightly viscous on the entry countered by a keen thread of acidity, not as tensile as the Bienvenues but surprisingly richer than one would have expected, with traces of wild honey toward the caressing finish. This may well turn out to be the pick of Leflaive's 2016s." 95 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Bright, pale yellow. Deeply pitched aromas of mirabelle and white flowers. Broad, classically dry and utterly fine-grained, showing lovely inner-mouth floral perfume. Finishes with rising length and a slightly phenolic quality, leaving behind musky and resiny suggestions. Outstanding potential here." 92-95 points, Vinous

"The Bâtard is more reserved than the Bienvenues, opening with aeration to reveal notes of preserved lemon, orange zest, yellow orchard fruit and crème pâtissière. The wine is full-bodied and glossy, weightier than the Bienvenues, with a muscular, soil-driven personality. This still feels quite primary and, like the Pucelles, it will need bottle age to reveal all its potential. Drinking Window 2024 - 2040"  94 points, Decanter Magazine


Leflaive Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2016

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet.
Grape 1:
Chardonnay (100%)
Off Dry