Domaine Leflaive

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.4477 ratings
9.5181 pro ratings
Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Spectacular showing, white flowers, honeysuckle and apple on a killer nose leading a rich but somehow light and delicate Batard. Hazelnuts, light feathers of tropical fruit. Wow.

Spectacular showing, white flowers, honeysuckle and apple on a killer nose leading a rich but somehow light and delicate Batard. Hazelnuts, light feathers of tropical fruit. Wow.

Feb 5th, 2022
Lee Lightfoot

Exceptional. Length, power, toasted almond stone fruit brioche lemon curd. Could have passed for ten years younger.

Exceptional. Length, power, toasted almond stone fruit brioche lemon curd. Could have passed for ten years younger.

Dec 23rd, 2021
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Medium gold. Rich, “wow” nose... has a noticeable power that is a step above the other whites tonight. Lots of lemon and citrus, some gravel stone and dirt, tan spice, white acacia flowers. Later some creme brûlée thing pops in. The experience goes on and on for hours. Has an amazing level of balance... fruit, richness, complexity and structure. Again shows us this is an all time white. We all nailed our guess on this beauty by the process of deduction and the obvious quality of this amazing, in great condition juice.

Tasted blind. Medium gold. Rich, “wow” nose... has a noticeable power that is a step above the other whites tonight. Lots of lemon and citrus, some gravel stone and dirt, tan spice, white acacia flowers. Later some creme brûlée thing pops in. The experience goes on and on for hours. Has an amazing level of balance... fruit, richness, complexity and structure. Again shows us this is an all time white. We all nailed our guess on this beauty by the process of deduction and the obvious quality of this amazing, in great condition juice.

May 10th, 2021
Bob McDonald

The second of the Whites at the Grand Cru Burgundy dinner. So opulent it could be new world. Very fresh and lively with Medium + acid to go with that lovely fruit. Ticks all the boxes. A very long life ahead. More intensity and more voluptuous than the Bienvenues although to be fair comparing different vintages. A tinge of pineapple juice at the finish.

The second of the Whites at the Grand Cru Burgundy dinner. So opulent it could be new world. Very fresh and lively with Medium + acid to go with that lovely fruit. Ticks all the boxes. A very long life ahead. More intensity and more voluptuous than the Bienvenues although to be fair comparing different vintages. A tinge of pineapple juice at the finish.

Oct 24th, 2020
Conrad Green

Flint, matchstick, reduction and bracing lemon fruit on the nose. Real power and sexiness on the palate. Intense lemon oil, limestone. This is still young. Great

Flint, matchstick, reduction and bracing lemon fruit on the nose. Real power and sexiness on the palate. Intense lemon oil, limestone. This is still young. Great

Oct 18th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Great mineral and acid - also struck match sulphury notes. Muted fruit on nose. Noticeable oak. With these GC White Burgundies the oak is usually very evident in the wine’s youth which balances out at 7 to 10 years. Vines are more than 40 years old. Again, huge potential: Jancis says of the drinking window: 2025 to 2040. From one of the most reputable White Burgundy producers in Leflaive.

Great mineral and acid - also struck match sulphury notes. Muted fruit on nose. Noticeable oak. With these GC White Burgundies the oak is usually very evident in the wine’s youth which balances out at 7 to 10 years. Vines are more than 40 years old. Again, huge potential: Jancis says of the drinking window: 2025 to 2040. From one of the most reputable White Burgundy producers in Leflaive.

Jan 21st, 2020
Gilbert Van Hassel

Full of promise and full of oak

Full of promise and full of oak

Jan 2nd, 2020
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.8

Doesn’t get any better.

Doesn’t get any better.

Oct 4th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

What a great honor to taste the full lineup of Leflaive with Mr. Brice. No Montrachet Grand Cru for 2016 since 16 was a very difficult vintage. But still Leflaive didn’t fail to impress!

What a great honor to taste the full lineup of Leflaive with Mr. Brice. No Montrachet Grand Cru for 2016 since 16 was a very difficult vintage. But still Leflaive didn’t fail to impress!

Aug 27th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Medium to darker gold. Noticeably darker than the 85 Leflaive Batard next to it. Worried that maybe the auction acquired bottle had poor storage at some point. But with air this blossoms and comes on strong. Notes of lemons, tan soil, white flowers and some river rocks. Rich and opulent. Acidity grew up to the last sip 7 hrs after opening. (Bday dinner 5/13)

Medium to darker gold. Noticeably darker than the 85 Leflaive Batard next to it. Worried that maybe the auction acquired bottle had poor storage at some point. But with air this blossoms and comes on strong. Notes of lemons, tan soil, white flowers and some river rocks. Rich and opulent. Acidity grew up to the last sip 7 hrs after opening. (Bday dinner 5/13)

Aug 3rd, 2019