Domaine Leflaive

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.417 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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
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

Tasted blind. Canary gold, bright. Notes of pineapple, citrus, white acacia flowers, wet stones, dried lemons. Great texture and mouthfeel. Young. Guessed 2002 Cotat. Over 4 hours this exploded in the glass. Great juice.

Tasted blind. Canary gold, bright. Notes of pineapple, citrus, white acacia flowers, wet stones, dried lemons. Great texture and mouthfeel. Young. Guessed 2002 Cotat. Over 4 hours this exploded in the glass. Great juice.

Dec 8th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Corked. But can still evaluate this as light gold color, heavy weight in the glass. No signs of premox. Rich and viscous in the mouth. Even though this is corked you can tell this is easily a 94-95 pt wine today with lots of upside.

Corked. But can still evaluate this as light gold color, heavy weight in the glass. No signs of premox. Rich and viscous in the mouth. Even though this is corked you can tell this is easily a 94-95 pt wine today with lots of upside.

Jan 3rd, 2016
William Meznarich

Texas distributor

9.9

9.95

9.95

Apr 28th, 2015
Ron Siegel

La Paulee Gala
Pair of Chev’s 01 & 02

La Paulee Gala
Pair of Chev’s 01 & 02

Mar 10th, 2019
BOT
9.4

Great bottle.

Great bottle.

Jan 5th, 2018
Victor Appelqvist

The 1985 was corked so this broke the 1985 theme, but was spectacular.

The 1985 was corked so this broke the 1985 theme, but was spectacular.

Mar 27th, 2013
Doug Banks

Sales & Marketing Terroir Selections

9.4

Doug had this 7 years ago

Doug had this 7 years ago

Apr 6th, 2015
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

8.4

Rajat had this 8 years ago

Rajat had this 8 years ago

Aug 24th, 2014