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1997 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru


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SKU: 43959-1997

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  • Burghound | Rating: 91

    A classic Bƒtard nose of rich, almost buttery white flower aromas that are slightly marred by a hint of reduction leads to relatively rich, full and sappy flavors that are fat, round and palate coating. As is usually the case with this wine, there is first rate length and a truly beguiling mouth feel though not necessarily great complexity. By the exalted standards of this wine, it's rather a very good than genuinely great Leflaive Bƒtard.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Beautiful harmony from start to finish. Layers of attractive smoke, honey and ripe fruit are kept in focus as the seduction wraps around the palate. Not a big wine, but subtle.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Deeper-pitched, superripe nut oil aroma complicated by a hint of menthol. Dense, thick and mouthfilling; extremely young, rather powerful wine with a bit of youthful aggressiveness. Almost tannic on the aftertaste. Got better and better with aeration.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 1999
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Leflaive's fabulous 1997 Batard-Montrachet offers super-ripe aromas of candied apples intermingled with minerals, chalk, sea salt, and racy lemons. This concentrated wine has awesome density, medium-to-full body, and layers of mouth-coating grilled almonds, citrus fruits, crisp pears, and toasted oak. Unlike most of the other 1997 Batards, it has exceptional balance, delineation, and class. It should be at its peak between 2002 and 2010.
    Author: Robert Parker
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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

    • 52 bottles owned
    • 24 collectors