2017 Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

$2,599.00

The roots of the Leflaive family go back to 1717 when Claude Leflaive took up residence in Puligny-Montrachet, intent upon cultivating several acres of vineyards. The domaine, in its present form, was created by Joseph Leflaive between the years of 1910 and 1930, as a result of his successive purchases of vineyards and houses.
Today, the domaine extends over 24 hectares (59.3 acres) in Puligny-Montrachet, of which 4.8 hectares (11.9 acres) are grands crus and 10.8 hectares (26.7 acres) are premiers crus, all growing one varietal: Chardonnay. Since 2004 the domaine has expanded into the Mâconnais and cultivates some 20 hectares 49.4 acres) in Mâcon-Verzé and Solutré-Pouilly.

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Description

97 Points Jasper Morris
Light fresh nose, very discreet, but nicely balanced. Very stylish, very precise, lifted, floral, juicy notes too, very subtly nuanced and then a fantastic finish. With the discreet charm of Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet compared to more forceful Bâtard-Montrachet, magical detail.

92-95 Points Allen Meadows
from 45+ year old vines, which are the oldest of the Domaine). As is often the case chez Leflaive, the nose is quite similar to that of the Pucelles with the only difference being that it’s a touch riper. The highly succulent medium-bodied flavors possess equally good mid-palate sap while delivering excellent depth and persistence on the focused, balanced and wonderfully long finish. This is class in a glass and very BBM in character.

93-95 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Like the Pucelles, the 2017 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru is quite tensile and reserved, unfurling in the glass with aromas of green orchard fruit, iodine, orange rind and creamy new wood. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, textural and fleshy, but taut—even firm—at the core, with good concentration, tangy acid and a bright, chalky finish. Like all these releases, I’m looking forward to seeing it from bottle.

Additional information

Producer

Domaine Leflaive

Vintage

2017

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Region

Burgundy

Sub Region

Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet

Types

White

Size

Bottle