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1992 Leflaive (Domaine) - Chevalier-Montrachet

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / PULIGNY-MONTRACHET
  • 97 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 47414-1992-750-3A
  • Rating: 92

    Explosive, dynamic nose of white flowers, exotic tropical notes of mango, coconut, ripe pear and passion fruit followed by rich, dense, sappy, mouth coating, sex flavors that exhibit incredible length. This is perhaps not entirely classic Chevalier as its too ripe and forward but that said, there is plenty of minerality on the long finish and for those who don't concern themselves unduly with typicity, this is a winelover's Chevalier. Tasted many times with consistent notes.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Rating: 97

    Millionaires should have fun debating whether the 1992 Batard-Montrachet or Chevalier-Montrachet is superior. The Batard is the more evolved and precocious of the two. Both are beautifully well-knit, expansively flavored, full-bodied, super-concentrated white burgundies that display honeyed, orange, roasted nut, overripe apple-scented noses, buttery, creamy textures, super extraction of flavor, and long finishes. The Batard exhibits more mineral scents in its nose and flavors, and is more upfront. The Chevalier-Montrachet appears to be holding more in reserve than the Batard. The Chevalier explodes on the back of the palate and looks to have greater longevity. Both are beautifully well-knit, expansively flavored, full-bodied, super-concentrated white burgundies that display honeyed, orange, roasted nut, overripe apple-scented noses, buttery, creamy textures, super extraction of flavor, and long finishes.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 17

    Pale gold. Not much nose ? a certain sweetness but less well formed than the 1993 ? a bit duller and less vivacious. Heat here but a lack of refinement. Big and bold ? probably good with food. Savoury finish. Very long.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Rating: 93

    A clearly outstanding wine that's chock full of flavor and liberally spiced with toasty oak. This is a full-bodied, white Burgundy. The lingering, expanding aftertaste is a hallmark of quality.
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  • "If the blessed slopes of the Cote d'Or are home to the ultimate expression of Chardonnay, then Anne-Claude Leflaive could be regarded as the magician, some might use the word "shaman", who can conjure wine like no other from this propitious terroir." - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 97 bottles owned
    • 25 collectors