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1998 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

  • 89 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 91 IWC
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SKU: 43959-1998-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    As I had experienced a great deal of difficulty tasting through Domaine Leflaive's 1998s a year ago due to their high levels of sulphur, Anne-Claude Leflaive was kind enough to allow me to retaste them. The wine was opened two hours prior to my tasting it. The white and yellow fruit-scented 1998 Batard-Montrachet has excellent breadth to its almond, mineral, and pear-flavored character. Medium-bodied, plump, and satin-textured, it is the most harmonious of all of the domaine's 1998s. Anticipated maturity: now-2007.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Deep, complex aromas of orange, nut skin, hay and menthol. Very closed and tightly wound, with strong lemony acidity contributing precision and freshness. This was thicker from barrel; today it is rather closed in on itself, but shows the density and backbone to age gracefully. Both this and the '99 Batard wear their alcohol lightly.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2000
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Lovely. Elegant and ripe, with lots of spice, some honey and pear tart character. Medium-bodied, it's balanced, but not overly concentrated. Lingering finish. Drink now through 2010.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
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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

    • 45 bottles owned
    • 19 collectors