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2012 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / PULIGNY-MONTRACHET/CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET
  • 94 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 43959-2012

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    (bottled in mid-May): Bright lemon-yellow. Deeper-pitched than the Pucelles, with nectarine and spice flavors complicated by leesy and smoky nuances. Big, rich and sweet, with peach and smoke flavors lifted by high notes of grapefruit and jasmine and enlivened by bracing acidity. Best today on the penetrating, rising finish, where the wine's grapefruit cut leaves the mouth refreshed. Great potential here, but in need of at least eight years of aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    A powerful, intense white, boasting lemon, apple, pear and mineral flavors, shaded by oak spice. Beautifully balanced and fresh, this young wine needs time to reach its full potential. Shows terrific length on the finish.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Burghound | Rating: 95

    Mild reduction knocks down the nose but it seems reasonably clear that the underlying fruit is ripe. What immediately impresses about the broad-shouldered flavors is how fine they are which is not always the case with the typical BA?A›tard. This refinement only adds to the seductive palate feel of the extremely rich yet precisely focused, intense and strikingly long finish. 2012 should be a terrific vintage for this storied wine though note that plenty of patience will be required as I doubt that this will drink especially well young.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2012 Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a laconic stony, mineral bouquet with sea spray scents surfacing with time. The palate is very well-balanced with crisp acidity although at the moment the Bienvenue shows a little more finesse and precision. After five minute, there is a touch of spice that becomes more accentuated with time. As usual for this vineyard, it is reticent at the moment, perturbed why someone would awake it from its prenatal slumber, but this will be fascinating to watch age.
    Author: Neal Martin
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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

    • 236 bottles owned
    • 38 collectors