Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru
    Leflaive

    Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru,

    Destination

    vintage

    Leflaive, Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru, 2012

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Leflaive, Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru, 2012

    Broader, larger and more unctuous than the Bienvenue, solid and opulent initially, this closes down a touch towards the finish. The fruit is clear though and the wine harmonious overall. There is great depth here and huge complexity. Great potential. This is just waiting to burst from its thick shell.

    ABV:
    13%

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Burgundy
    Appellation:
    Producer:
    Leflaive
    style:
    Grape Variety:
    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    Leflaive

    Leflaive

    Anne-Claude Leflaive's untimely death in 2015 was a tragedy for world of wine. The bio-dynamic revolution that she started in 1990 was her major legacy, one that seems well-secured following the succession of her nephew Brice de la Morandière. Dynamic and restless, Brice is constantly looking to take the Domaine's wines on to higher plains. Unfraid to take bold decisions, Brice moved to diam cork closures for the estate's entire production as of the 2014 vintage in order to guarantee consistent quality of every bottle. His masterstroke, however, came in early 2017 with the appointment of Pierre Vincent, ex headwinemaker of Domaine de la Vougeraie, replacing winemaker Eric Remy and estate manager Antoine Lepetit. There is much to come from Pierre and Leflaive no doubt, but in 2017 and 2018, he has already overseen what we believe to be the most vibrant young wines we can ever remember tasting at the estate. The classic Leflaive wine-making system remains barrel-fermentation, followed by a year's ageing in barriques, finished off by at least 6 months in steel tank prior to bottling.

    discover Leflaive