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2007 Leflaive (Domaine) - Batard-Montrachet

FRANCE / BURGUNDY /
  • 93 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 43959-2007-750-0
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Pale, green-tinged yellow. Knockout nose combines musky pineapple, lime and powdered stone; seems less exotic than the 2008. Wonderfully silky on entry, then explosively ripe and sweet in the middle, with powerful, palate-staining flavors of lime and flowers. Very rich and impeccably balanced, with its sweetness perfectly countered by firm buffering acidity. A great showing for this extremely long grand cru.
    Drink Dates: Sep 2009
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Broad and nutty, with moderately firm structure and a hint of oak tannins shoring up its grapefruit, ripe apple and spice flavors. Intense, yet slightly angular at first and requiring air to show its creamy texture and richness. Fine length.
    Drink Dates: 2012 - 2026
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Issue: Feb 28, 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Pineapple, mandarin; hibiscus and orange blossom mark the nose of the Leflaive 2007 Batard-Montrachet. Honey, bittersweet citrus oil, marmalade, apricot preserves, and liquid floral perfume create a sense of seductive ripeness matched by textural opulence. But this lacks the nuance, lift, or intriguing mineral dimension of the Bienvenues-Batard or the Pucelles. A pungent smokiness clings to its bittersweet finish. I imagine this being slightly less age-worthy than the two aforementioned crus, but only time will tell.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Burghound | Rating: 95

    This is also on the ripe side for a 2007 with an ultra elegant nose that is pure, airy and cool, indeed this is unusually elegant for the appellation with its white flower, citrus, pear, menthol, white pepper and light spice hints that are in perfect keeping with the rich, full and broad-shouldered flavors that possess the usual volume and power of a classic Batard but do not lose any of the precision or detail on the expansive, mouth coating and hugely long and very dry finish. Like a number of examples in 2007, this is an elegant yet forceful Batard.
    Drink Dates: 2019+
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 39
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    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. Pure and a little dusty on the nose but also creamy with fresh citrus notes. Much more powerful in the mouth but still beautifully balanced. Long and with everything it needs to fly. (JH)
    Drink Dates: 2012 - 2020
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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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

    • 413 bottles owned
    • 31 collectors