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2013 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

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

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SKU: 43959-2013

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Here the nose is restrained to the point of being all but mute and only aggressive swirling coaxes the grudging aromas of pear, white peach, apricot, acacia blossom and discreet menthol nuances. As is usually the case there is more size, weight and muscle to the medium weight plus flavors that possess a hint of bitter lemon on the massively long finish. What I find interesting about the 2013 Batard is not only that it is more elegant then usual but also that it manages to deliver so much volume and power without any appreciable weight. In a word, brilliant.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Lean, intense and tightly wound, offering a core of lemon cake, apple and mineral wrapped in a veil of toasty oak. Vivid acidity cuts through, marshaling the long finish, where spice and mineral elements linger. Best from 2019 through 2028. 10 cases imported.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Rating: 17

    Rich putty nose. Very flattering even if without the glorious weight of some vintages. Some breadth but very youthful. Tight and fine.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Rating: 95

    The 2013 Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru, like many from this vineyard, has an expressive and, compared to other vintages, you could almost say extravagant bouquet, bridled with intense citrus lemon, freshly sliced pear, limestone and even a faint touch of peppermint. The palate is intense on the entry with more depth than the Bienvenue at this stage. There is a pinch of spice here, shaved ginger adding a bit of fire at the front of the tongue, then attractive stony notes finally revealed on the finish and the aftertaste. Superb - for me perhaps superior to the 2012.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Rating: 95

    (the alcohol here is a tad over 13%, including about 0.25% of chaptalization, according to Eric Remy): Healthy bright yellow. Expressive perfume of yellow fruits, flowers and clove oil. Very ripe and suave, showing plenty of weight but a distinctly feminine element of finesse to the flavors of apple, pear, menthol and minerals accented by spices. Quite round in the middle palate but the very long finish displays good grip and even a somewhat muscular quality.
    Issue: September/October 2014
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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

    • 288 bottles owned
    • 29 collectors