Domaine Leflaive

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.4467 ratings
9.4186 pro ratings
Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Second bottle. This is better. Lifted lemony fruit and a thrilling electric spine, underpinned by hefty floral, saline and puckery ripe fruit. Excellent

Second bottle. This is better. Lifted lemony fruit and a thrilling electric spine, underpinned by hefty floral, saline and puckery ripe fruit. Excellent

Oct 5th, 2018
Conrad Green

Darker than expected. Full and a bit tangy. Advanced in what I’d expect. This bottle needs drinking but clearly profound juice.

Darker than expected. Full and a bit tangy. Advanced in what I’d expect. This bottle needs drinking but clearly profound juice.

Oct 5th, 2018
Conrad Green

This is the back up bottle. Soaring lemon fruit with slate and limestone and bright floral notes. Searing and lifted light fruit with real depth and linear body. Great structure. Glorious, and a long time ahead

This is the back up bottle. Soaring lemon fruit with slate and limestone and bright floral notes. Searing and lifted light fruit with real depth and linear body. Great structure. Glorious, and a long time ahead

Oct 3rd, 2018
Conrad Green

Corked-but you can taste through it. Would have been lovely.

Corked-but you can taste through it. Would have been lovely.

Oct 3rd, 2018
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Medium gold and like motor oil in the glass. Notes of lemon, lime blossoms, white stone and a little vanilla. Very glycerol in the mouth. Great balance of acidity against the fatness of the fruit. Long finish. I guessed 90 Bonneau du Martray CC.

Tasted blind. Medium gold and like motor oil in the glass. Notes of lemon, lime blossoms, white stone and a little vanilla. Very glycerol in the mouth. Great balance of acidity against the fatness of the fruit. Long finish. I guessed 90 Bonneau du Martray CC.

Sep 9th, 2018
Mark Royer

Wow a 2008 That is not oxidized

Wow a 2008 That is not oxidized

Aug 18th, 2018
Conrad Green

A very delicate nose. Spearmint, oyster shells, a bit of limestone. Pretty light white flowers. Precise and clear with a sweetness and a haunting, complex midpalate. Not as intensely long as the 96. Delicious.

A very delicate nose. Spearmint, oyster shells, a bit of limestone. Pretty light white flowers. Precise and clear with a sweetness and a haunting, complex midpalate. Not as intensely long as the 96. Delicious.

Jun 29th, 2018
Conrad Green

This is a beautiful bottle. Mint, flint, a whiff of sulfur, jasmine. On the palate this is extraordinary. Fresh and vibrant with secondary notes of sweetness and tangy preserved lemon. Hugely complex but very integrated ad complete, and long. Fantastic

This is a beautiful bottle. Mint, flint, a whiff of sulfur, jasmine. On the palate this is extraordinary. Fresh and vibrant with secondary notes of sweetness and tangy preserved lemon. Hugely complex but very integrated ad complete, and long. Fantastic

Jun 29th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Light gold color. Subdued nose. Notes of light citrus and wet rocks. Rich and round. Developed some fine grained acidity with air. But overall this was disappointing compared to other bottles of this we've had, and tonight against the Niellon Chevy and the Morey Monty. I wonder if this had too much air tonight.

Tasted blind. Light gold color. Subdued nose. Notes of light citrus and wet rocks. Rich and round. Developed some fine grained acidity with air. But overall this was disappointing compared to other bottles of this we've had, and tonight against the Niellon Chevy and the Morey Monty. I wonder if this had too much air tonight.

May 28th, 2018
Ed Lehrman

Good though not worth the tariff and the oohs and ahs from the crowd.

Good though not worth the tariff and the oohs and ahs from the crowd.

May 20th, 2018