Domaine Leflaive

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.4533 ratings
9.4213 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
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Yellow gold in the glass, with similar notes as the 96 BBM and Batard next to it. Massive acidity. More floral than the other two. Very rich. This went neck and neck all night with the Batard as the best of the three. At first I liked the Chevy more but the Batard was right there too. 97+

Tasted blind. Yellow gold in the glass, with similar notes as the 96 BBM and Batard next to it. Massive acidity. More floral than the other two. Very rich. This went neck and neck all night with the Batard as the best of the three. At first I liked the Chevy more but the Batard was right there too. 97+

Jun 12th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Great looking bottle, bought on release. Decanted for a few hours, then taken to Saison in SF. Canary yellow gold color, looks young and youthful. Enticing sweet fruit nose. Notes of citrus, kiwi, quince, tan spice, white acacia flowers and wet river stone. Huge impact on the first sip - massive core of fruit, held up by lots of acidity and structure. This has everything going for it, and can easily get better over the next 5-10 years. Hopefully my other bottles of this are equal to this great showing. 96+

Great looking bottle, bought on release. Decanted for a few hours, then taken to Saison in SF. Canary yellow gold color, looks young and youthful. Enticing sweet fruit nose. Notes of citrus, kiwi, quince, tan spice, white acacia flowers and wet river stone. Huge impact on the first sip - massive core of fruit, held up by lots of acidity and structure. This has everything going for it, and can easily get better over the next 5-10 years. Hopefully my other bottles of this are equal to this great showing. 96+

Jun 9th, 2022
Conrad Green

This is very advanced on where it should be. Drinkable, just, but sweet edges, sherry notes and butterscotch. Leflaive is a joke.

This is very advanced on where it should be. Drinkable, just, but sweet edges, sherry notes and butterscotch. Leflaive is a joke.

Mar 31st, 2022
Conrad Green

Not premoxed! Lovely nose of honey., chalk, white flowers. Intense on the palate. Lemon and rich sweet notes with a salinity and real length. Very good.

Not premoxed! Lovely nose of honey., chalk, white flowers. Intense on the palate. Lemon and rich sweet notes with a salinity and real length. Very good.

Mar 30th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Day 2 of WineBoyz Wineapalooza. Tasted blind. Medium gold color, slightly darker than the 89 Raveneau next to it. Cochey nose with notes of wet stone, petrol, marzipan, tan spice and pit fruit. Powerful with massive acidity. Got better and better over the day. Love 99 Leflaive! Guessed 05 Coche Meursault Genevrieres. 96+

Day 2 of WineBoyz Wineapalooza. Tasted blind. Medium gold color, slightly darker than the 89 Raveneau next to it. Cochey nose with notes of wet stone, petrol, marzipan, tan spice and pit fruit. Powerful with massive acidity. Got better and better over the day. Love 99 Leflaive! Guessed 05 Coche Meursault Genevrieres. 96+

Mar 26th, 2022
Conrad Green

Very subtle. Resolved and settled. Soft corn and supple notes. All very much in place. Poised and pretty.

Very subtle. Resolved and settled. Soft corn and supple notes. All very much in place. Poised and pretty.

Oct 17th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Light gold color. Earthy, fruit-forward nose. Notes of citrus, gravel, lemon curd, wet stone and some kiwi. Medium acidity at first, which grew with 3-4 hours of air as we watched this power up. Great fruit. Great overall balance. No signs of POX with this one. Killer juice. Just a totally beautiful wine. Guessed 02 Roulot Perrieres.

Light gold color. Earthy, fruit-forward nose. Notes of citrus, gravel, lemon curd, wet stone and some kiwi. Medium acidity at first, which grew with 3-4 hours of air as we watched this power up. Great fruit. Great overall balance. No signs of POX with this one. Killer juice. Just a totally beautiful wine. Guessed 02 Roulot Perrieres.

Oct 16th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Popped for our 30th and taken to Sons & Daughters in SF. Straw gold color, still looks youthful. Spectacular nose. Notes of lemon curd, marzipan, wet river stones, white acacia flowers, tan spice and some petrol. Equally amazing in the mouth, this explodes in the glass with great structure and acidity, bounded by ample fruit. In short, this is everything you want in a white burg. Still easily has a decade or more of enjoyment at this peak performance. A top all time bottle for me.

Popped for our 30th and taken to Sons & Daughters in SF. Straw gold color, still looks youthful. Spectacular nose. Notes of lemon curd, marzipan, wet river stones, white acacia flowers, tan spice and some petrol. Equally amazing in the mouth, this explodes in the glass with great structure and acidity, bounded by ample fruit. In short, this is everything you want in a white burg. Still easily has a decade or more of enjoyment at this peak performance. A top all time bottle for me.

Sep 1st, 2021
Conrad Green

Corked! Nooooooooooo..

Corked! Nooooooooooo..

Oct 18th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Medium gold. Notes of lemon, dirty white stones, marzipan, some honey. Floral. In the mouth it shows its intensity with great fruit to match. Fine grained acidity. Memorable finish. Memorable wine.

Tasted blind. Medium gold. Notes of lemon, dirty white stones, marzipan, some honey. Floral. In the mouth it shows its intensity with great fruit to match. Fine grained acidity. Memorable finish. Memorable wine.

May 25th, 2020