2004 Domaine Leflaive Batard Montrachet
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2004 Domaine Leflaive Batard Montrachet

  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • BH94
  • ST91
  • RP89

Reviews

BH94
Burghound - Burghound, July 2007
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... 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 that possess exceptionally good dry extract levels which confer a textured, almost chewy mouth feel on the sleekly muscled and explosive finish. This is an impressive effort that is relatively racy by the usual standards found in Bâtard and one that should age for years.
ST91
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2006
91+ (bottled just ten days prior to my visit) Rich aromas of smoke, butter and hazelnut. Rich and pure but youthfully austere and a bit disjointed today, even a bit rustic in the early going. But this is impressively... 91+ (bottled just ten days prior to my visit) Rich aromas of smoke, butter and hazelnut. Rich and pure but youthfully austere and a bit disjointed today, even a bit rustic in the early going. But this is impressively large-scaled and chewy for the vintage. Needs a good five or six years to incorporate its rather strong acidity (actually, 4.6 grams per liter-at the high end for this cellar in this vintage).
RP89
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
The 2004 Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru from Anne-Claude is creamy, generous and lightly honeyed, but in my opinion is in want of more terroir expression and delineation. It actually seems quite advanced for its age and... The 2004 Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru from Anne-Claude is creamy, generous and lightly honeyed, but in my opinion is in want of more terroir expression and delineation. It actually seems quite advanced for its age and status. The palate is powerful and quite viscous in the mouth with vanilla and honey notes, but again, it does not really express what Batard is all about. For sure, a pleasurable wine, but it is missing intellectual rigor. Drink now-2017. - Neal Martin