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2007 Leflaive (Domaine) - Chevalier-Montrachet 3.0L
2007 Leflaive (Domaine) - Chevalier-Montrachet
France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Puligny Montrachet / Grand Cru
White / Chardonnay
2007 Leflaive (Domaine) - Chevalier-Montrachet
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Professional Reviews

BH
96

Burghound Author: Allen Meadows Issue: 39

A strikingly complex nose that is even more complex than that of the Batard as there is a great breadth of aromas to the ripe, pure and airy nose of white flower, spice and subtle pear aromas that complement to perfection the rich and mouth coating flavors built on a base of fine minerality, all wrapped in a sappy and mouth coating finish that oozes dry extract. This is really a lovely effort that is almost as powerful as the Batard but as one would expect, finer and even a bit longer with an almost painfully intense backend. A very impressive effort that is positively Zen-like in its poise and quiet sense of harmony. A 'wow' wine though note that it will need plenty of time to fulfill all of its vast potential.

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IWC
96

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 146

($550) Ineffable, discreet aromas of powdered stone, lemon peel, tangerine and flowers are complicated by an almost metallic minerality. Wonderfully succulent and silky in the mouth, but with a firm stony edge that gives it a rather uncompromising quality. An ethereal essence of wet stone minerality, this powerful, concentrated, classically dry wine is also compellingly smooth on the reverberating aftertaste.

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JR
18.5

Jancis Robinson Author: Julia Harding MW

All tasted from tank at the winery with winemaker Eric Rémy in Nov 2008. The wines are moved from barrel to cuve just before the harvest, so they usually spend about 3-4 months in tank. 25% new oak.An immediate impression of depth - like deep water calling to a diver. Light touches of mineral, spice, honey and citrus on the nose. On the palate, again depth but also concentration, mineral and almond flavours, lemon cream - full and alive and all waiting to blossom. (JH)

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WA
95

Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht Issue: 186

Pungent, high-toned herbal essences, heliotrope, narcissus, and lily in the nose of Leflaive's 2007 Chevalier-Montrachet lead to a palate of formidable richness and ripeness of peach, pear, and cantaloupe with liquid floral essences allied to palpable chalkiness and creating a vibratory intensity of fruit, floral, herbal, and mineral interchange. Citrus zest, white pepper, and brown spices add invigoration and palate-staining intensity to a finish of lift and energy. The combination here of an extremely ripe and suggestively sweet personality given the vintage with buoyancy and multifaceted minerality is remarkable and the wine's sheer length sensational. In 2006 this wine went beyond its vintage's norms in energy, clarity, and minerality; and in 2007 it goes beyond vintage norms in sheer ripeness and richness.

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WS
94

Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson

Broad yet incisive, this white features lime, apple, white peach and mineral flavors that are matched to a vibrant frame. There's intensity and grip, gaining elegance and expanding on the palate, with a long, mouthwatering finish.

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