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2004 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet

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ITEM 8667126 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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$750
Item Sold Amount Date
I8655702 1 $750 Jan 22, 2023
I8655701 1 $750 Jan 22, 2023
I8625972 1 $750 Jan 8, 2023
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RATINGS

96Wine Spectator

This is intense, revealing layer after layer of nuance. Citrus blossom, hazelnut, anise, lemon custard, apricot, smoke and mineral flavors mingle with the firm structure and creamy texture.

94Burghound.com

Despite the presence of moderate reduction, the nose offers an elegant mix of wood spice, fresh and wonderfully nuanced high-toned white flower aromas and just a touch of exotic fruit that precedes sweet, rich and notably powerful flavors.

18.5Jancis Robinson

Engaging...nose, smoky and haunting. Very fine boned...firm and bone dry, savoury and appetising. You could drink it now but it still has great tautness...expect it to flower into something even more complex. Really great dry white wine.

91+ Stephen Tanzer

Rich aromas of smoke, butter and hazelnut. Rich and pure but youthfully austere...

PRODUCER

Domaine Leflaive

Domaine Leflaive, in Puligny-Montrachet, traces its roots back 2,000 years to vineyards planted during the Roman era. More specifically, the domaine was founded in the 1920s when Joseph Leflaive, an engineer by training, began replanting the family vineyards with improved grape vines. He sold wine to friends and later made it into a business. After his death in 1953 his children ran the estate. The business is still owned and managed by the Leflaive family and its white Burgundies are renowned for their quality. With 58 acres of vineyards planted entirely to Chardonnay, the domaine produces fewer than 4,000 cases of Montrachet annually. Since 1998 Domaine Leflaive has been farmed entirely according to biodynamic principles, which, among other things, means that no pesticides, chemicals or artificial fertilizers of any kind are used.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet

Batard-Montrachet is one of the four great Grand Cru Chardonnay vineyards in the appellation of Puligny-Montrachet, in Burgundy. Like its neighbor Le Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet also lies partly in the Chassagne-Montrachet appellation just to the south of Puligny-Montrachet. At 30 acres, Batard-Montrachet is the largest of four Grand Crus and it is divided into nearly 30 individually owned parcels. Located just to the east of Le Montrachet, the soil of Batard-Montrachet is deeper and less thin. The largest landholders are Leflaive, with 4.5 acres; Ramonet, 1.2 acres; Bachelet-Ramonet, 1.4 acres; and Paul Pernot, 1.5 acres.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.