Domaine Leflaive, Chevalier-Montrachet, 2016

$995.00
Available for Same Day Delivery (or Pickup) in Manhattan.
The top wine from Domaine Leflaive in the 2016 vintage, as there was no Montrachet released under their label. Made from three parcels, with vines going back to the 1950s.
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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 97
"A cool and markedly restrained nose only grudgingly reveals its notes of mineral reduction, essence of Granny Smith apples, acacia blossom and a lovely array of spice elements. The tightly wound and almost painfully intense middle weight plus flavors are stony to the point that the palate feel is akin to rolling small pebbles around in the mouth, all wrapped in an explosively long finish. This is an aristocratic Chevalier that somehow manages to gracefully combine overt power and a taut muscularity with Zen-like harmony. This too is a definite 'wow' wine" -Allen Meadow

Antonio Galloni

AG 94
"Just ten hectoliters per hectare produced): Pale yellow with a green tinge. Captivating perfume of white peach, pineapple, flowers, minerals and crushed rock. Densely packed and tight but already shows a creaminess to its well-delineated flavors of pineapple, flowers and saline minerality. Still a bit edgy--even youthfully disjointed--on the subtle, very dry, rising finish." -Stephen Tanzer

Robert Parker

RP 94
"The 2016 Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru, like the other of Leflaive’s grand crus, was affected by the frost. This takes time to open but eventually reveals some lovely yellow flower, flint and oyster shell aromas that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is understated on the entry with a fine bead of acidity, but maybe the Bâtard-Montrachet demonstrated a little more drive and nervosité. There is something sedate about this Chevalier-Montrachet, with a lovely touch of spice on the aftertaste." -Neal Martin

Decanter

D 95
"The Chevalier is the king of the cellar in 2016, wafting from the glass with a reserved bouquet of lime zest, citrus pith, chalky soil tones, white flowers and crème pâtissière. On the palate the wine is full-bodied but more tensile than the powerful Bâtard, with lovely vertical energy and greater depth and seriousness. Drinking Window 2024 - 2040." -Willeam Kelley

Wine Spectator

WS 96
"A broad, powerful style, this retains a sense of elegance, displaying lemon cake, peach, honey and spice flavors. Gathers itself on the lingering finish, where a tactile feel emerges. The racy finish shows potential." -Bruce Sanderson

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Grape Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Vintage

    2016

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Biodynamic

  • Pair With

    Drink with Fish

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied