Domaine Leflaive Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2020
(Burgundy, France) - [JM 96-98] [BH 95-97]
Regular price $2,500.00 Sale price $1,949.97 Save $550.03
Batard Montrachet sits on flat portion of the hillside evenly dispersed between the villages of Puligny and Chassagne. Bordered by Bienvenues-Batard and Criots-Batard on either side and it's most famous sibling Le Montrachet a stones throw up the hill Batard is known for it's majestic, powerful and age worthy wines.
The Olivier Leflaive Batard Montrachet is sourced from four separate suppliers two from the Puligny side and two from the Chassagne side. Vines are densely planted and vines average older than 45 years.
Grapes are sorted, pressed and vinified entirely in Allier oak barrel, 30% of which is new. The wine is aged in the cellars for 12 months where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and sees frequent stirring of the lees. Following the aging process each barrel is racked and the final blending occurs.
Ratings & Reviews
96-98 Points - Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy:
"Mid lemon yellow. The bouquet also takes time to emerge, then shows a little more power than the Bienvenues. The oak is a fraction more present but still superbly integrated. The taffeta texture could not possibly have more tensile strength, with an exemplary purity of fruit. To have so much power (not in an alcoholic sense) and yet so much grape. Little light fresh apple notes to finish. Tasted: May 2022."
95-97 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"A wonderfully floral-suffused nose reflects additional notes of petrol, citrus, white orchard and a hint of oak toast. The bigger and richer flavors also possess a gorgeous mouthfeel that is almost delicate yet racy with excellent delineation on the youthfully austere and beautifully balanced finish that just goes on and on. This is potentially a magnificent Bâtard and it's going to be interesting to compare this with the Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet in a decade's or so time. In sum, I would offer the same advice - if you can find it, buy it." (Jun 2022)