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2004 Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

ITEM 8667281 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $710
Item Sold Amount Date
I8679713 1 $675 Feb 5, 2023
I8642893 1 $710 Jan 15, 2023
I8642892 2 $710 Jan 15, 2023
I8615223 1 $710 Jan 1, 2023
I8531816 1 $790 Nov 20, 2022
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RATINGS

94Burghound.com

...hallmark honeysuckle aromas that lead to tight, backward and vibrant medium-bodied plus flavors that possess real richness, volume and more structure than I typically find yet the balance is absolutely impeccable...

90-93Stephen Tanzer

Very ripe, leesy aromas of peach and smoky oak. Sweet, fat and chewy with extract. Notes of peach, spices and flowers in the mouth. Finishes chewy and very long.

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, Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet

Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet is the smallest of the four Puligny-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay vineyards at 9.1 acres. It is on the northeast slope of Puligny-Montrachet Grand Cru appellation. Burgundy writer Clive Coates has noted that at its best, Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet “has a fatness, a honeyed or honeysuckle fragrance and certain delicacy.” The largest landholders are Leflaive, 2.7 acres; Ramonet, 1.4 acres; and Vincent Girardin, 1.2 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.