Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2006

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Four parcels in Bâtard-Montrachet0.74 acre in Chassagne planted in 19740.85 acre in Puligny planted in 19790.95 acre in Chassagne planted in 19892.22 acres in Puligny, half planted in 1962, half in 1964
  • Vinification

    • Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, débourbage over 24 hours, then racking and running the must into cask
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 25% new (maximum 1/2 Vosges, minimum 1/2 allier)
      Aged 12 months in cask, placed in tank for 6 months, then prepared for bottling
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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Reviews

  • Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2006 – 95 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    "... Knockout nose...Wonderfully silky on entry, then explosively ripe and sweet in the middle... flavors of lime and flowers. Very rich and impeccably balanced, with its sweetness perfectly countered by firm buffering acidity. A great showing..."

  • Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2006 – 93 points – Burghound.com

    "Botrytis aromas...remain relatively elegant with apricot, mango and papaya...citrus blossom and subtle wood influence...big, rich, powerful and driving flavors that are quite concentrated, all wrapped in a sappy, textured and notably dry finish..."

  • Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2006 – 97 points – Wine Enthusiast

    "The balance of this wine is what makes it so impressive...There is a core of tight, coiled steel, like a spring, which gives minerality along with the richness. At the end, acidity lifts the wine, finishing with freshness as well as intensity."

  • Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2006 – 95 points, Collectible – Wine Spectator

    “Solid and compact right now, this is a powerful, concentrated white, showing a chalk flavor under the butter and apricot. Gathers speed across the palate, building to a long finish. Needs time to integrate and realize its full potential.”

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