Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru — 2019

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, Burgundy
    • Location: Four parcels in Bâtard-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Bâtard 7: 7 ouvrées (0.74 acre), planted in 1974 (commune of Chassagne); Bâtard 8: 8 ouvrées (0.84 acre), planted in 1979; Bâtard 9: 9 ouvrées (0.95 acre), planted in 1989 (commune of Chassagne); Bâtard 21: 21 ouvrées (2.22 acres) planted half in 1962, half in 1964 (commune of Puligny)
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, “débourbage,” or “settling of the juice,” over 24 hours; then racking and running the must into cask
    • Barrel Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 25% new (maximum 1/2 Vosges, minimum 1/2 allier)
    • Aging: Aged 12 months in cask, placed in tank for 6 months, then prepared for bottling
    • Filtration: Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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  • Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru — 2019 – Decanter – 96 Points

    Balance is always the hallmark of the Bâtard from Leflaive as the fresh minerality of the Puligny side of the vineyard plays against the luxurious and almost tropical notes of the south-facing Chassagne side. Here the wine is a bit restrained on the nose, but the substance and structure is immediately apparent. The 2019 vintage will need time to reveal its full potential, but the intrinsic rich, voluptuous character is evident from the start. Immense length and potential.

  • Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru — 2019 – Burghound – 97 Points

    An exuberantly floral-suffused nose speaks of citrus, spice, passion fruit, exotic Asian-style tea and a tough of anise. The bigger and richer broad-shouldered flavors remain focused and almost as refined with superb depth and persistence on the impeccably well-balanced finale. This is also very classy and a wine that should age gracefully for several decades. This is also a bonafide stunner of a wine.

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