Domaine Leflaive

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.222 ratings
9.213 pro ratings
Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

This is wonderful. Very pure. Slightly exotic but very precise. All kinds of lovely fruit and great length. Wow.

This is wonderful. Very pure. Slightly exotic but very precise. All kinds of lovely fruit and great length. Wow.

Apr 10th, 2019
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.1

Consensus, heat damaged. Ashame, great bottle when on.

Consensus, heat damaged. Ashame, great bottle when on.

1 person found it helpfulJan 15th, 2014
Nico J. Snyman

It's been many years since an older Leflaive has actually impressed me, between mediocre vintages, major premature oxidization, flabbiness, non-intergrated oak handling, just all-round letdowns, especially for the price. This ones surprisingly a really great example of aged GC Burgundy, beautiful oak intergration, classic spent coffee grinds I get on older French whites, a great bottle.

It's been many years since an older Leflaive has actually impressed me, between mediocre vintages, major premature oxidization, flabbiness, non-intergrated oak handling, just all-round letdowns, especially for the price. This ones surprisingly a really great example of aged GC Burgundy, beautiful oak intergration, classic spent coffee grinds I get on older French whites, a great bottle.

Aug 11th, 2016
Dade Thieriot

Leflaive wines are always on my wish list and this 2000 was still amazingly fresh, almost flinty and had just enough toastiness to pair perfectly with white truffles:-)

Leflaive wines are always on my wish list and this 2000 was still amazingly fresh, almost flinty and had just enough toastiness to pair perfectly with white truffles:-)

Nov 24th, 2014
Andrew Green

Wine Director/Partner The Village Pub & Spruce Restaurants

9.0

Still fresh and vibrant.

Still fresh and vibrant.

Nov 23rd, 2014
Christina Turley

Sales & Marketing Turley Wine Cellars

9.5

Best white wine producer, and maybe my favorite of theirs. LIKE EVER.

Best white wine producer, and maybe my favorite of theirs. LIKE EVER.

May 13th, 2013
James Forsyth

This was one of two Burgundies. The first was a red from the 1970s that Cara and I had been given a few weeks ago because the label had long fallen off and its identity was a mystery. Slowly and carefully I opened the bottle and withdrew the cork. The cork said simply, "mis en bouteille la propriete" and "1976". Whatever this wine, it was floral and slightly bitter and very thin, with little in the way of structure. Apparently this is typical of the vintage. This was a fun roll of the Old Wine Dice and a delightful surprise that the bottle was perfectly drinkable.

The better Burgundy was this 2000 Faiveley Batard-Montrachet that had aged beautifully and had a stunning purity that elevated tropical and slightly oxidized elements. I don't often get to drink decent White Burgundy and so this was a real treat.

This was one of two Burgundies. The first was a red from the 1970s that Cara and I had been given a few weeks ago because the label had long fallen off and its identity was a mystery. Slowly and carefully I opened the bottle and withdrew the cork. The cork said simply, "mis en bouteille la propriete" and "1976". Whatever this wine, it was floral and slightly bitter and very thin, with little in the way of structure. Apparently this is typical of the vintage. This was a fun roll of the Old Wine Dice and a delightful surprise that the bottle was perfectly drinkable.

The better Burgundy was this 2000 Faiveley Batard-Montrachet that had aged beautifully and had a stunning purity that elevated tropical and slightly oxidized elements. I don't often get to drink decent White Burgundy and so this was a real treat.

Jun 16th, 2017
Andrew Cullimore

Quite young on the nose lots of mineral and floral character .. Lots of character on the palate , still very young. Long on the palate .. Excellent

Quite young on the nose lots of mineral and floral character .. Lots of character on the palate , still very young. Long on the palate .. Excellent

Oct 15th, 2016
Ryo Hayashi

激ウマには違いないが、1999の方がやや優勢!
ちなみに、1999、2000共に同じ店で飲みました。

激ウマには違いないが、1999の方がやや優勢!
ちなみに、1999、2000共に同じ店で飲みました。

Jan 14th, 2014
Peter Mansell

Peter had this 5 years ago

Peter had this 5 years ago

Sep 3rd, 2014