Domaine Leflaive, Bienvenues Batard-Montrachet, 2017

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Leflaive owns one plot of this hallowed Grand Cru, with rows running all the way from top to bottom. Planted in 1958 and 1959.
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Domaine Leflaive

Over the past couple of decades Domaine Leflaive has re-established itself as probably the most important address for winemaking in the world famous village of Puligny-Montrachet. They accomplished this through a singular attention to growing and making the very best Chardonnay possible.

Indeed, Domaine Leflaive grows only Chardonnay and nothing else. The entire estate has been converted to biodynamic farming. The winemaking is extremely precise, gentle, and driven by a passion to showcase how this extremely popular grape can perfectly capture the subtle nuances of terroir.

Professional Reviews

Burghound

BH 95 June 2019
"From 45+ year old vines, which are the oldest of the Domaine). As is often the case chez Leflaive, the nose is quite similar to that of the Pucelles with the only difference being that it’s a touch riper. The highly succulent medium-bodied flavors possess equally good mid-palate sap while delivering excellent depth and persistence on the focused, balanced and wonderfully long finish. This is class in a glass and very BBM in character." -Allen Meadow

Antonio Galloni

AG 95 September 2019
"Ripe yellow stone fruits and hazelnut on the nose. Dense, sappy and quite dry, with its rather bracing acidity (at the high end for these '17s) giving the saline middle palate outstanding precision. This very tight wine is not yet displaying grand cru weight or palate presence but it spreads out and vibrates on the very long, pure, slowly building back end. This was the first '17 to finish both its alcoholic and malolactic fermentations, which may explain its peacock's tail of a finish."

Robert Parker

RP 95 January 2019
"Like the Pucelles, the 2017 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru is quite tensile and reserved, unfurling in the glass with aromas of green orchard fruit, iodine, orange rind and creamy new wood. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, textural and fleshy, but taut—even firm—at the core, with good concentration, tangy acid and a bright, chalky finish. Like all these releases, I'm looking forward to seeing it from bottle." -William Kelley

Decanter

D 97 October 2018
"Bienvenues is generally less powerful than Bâtard at Leflaive, and that's certainly the case here. But what this impressive grand cru lacks in terms of weight, it more than makes up for with precision. Tangerine and pink grapefruit flavours segue into a fresh, textured finish embellished by oak. Drinking Window 2022 - 2032."

Wine Spectator

WS 95
"Apricot, citronella, butter and seashore flavors make this seamless white compelling. As much about the texture as the flavors, with the creaminess meshing nicely with the lively acidity and lingering, pastry-filled aftertaste. Drink now through 2029."

Wine Enthusiast

WE 97
"A blend from four parcels in this famed grand cru, this wine offers a panoply of ripe fruit as well as a dense structure. Acidity comes from the wood aging as well as the fruit to balance this intense wine. It will certainly age, so drink from 2023." -Roger Voss

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