2009 Domaine Leflaive Batard Montrachet

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 95
  • BH 95

Reviews for 2009 Domaine Leflaive Batard Montrachet

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2011
The 2009 Batard-Montrachet positively explodes from the glass. Round sweet and expressive the wine saturates the palate with masses of fruit in a bold powerful style that is utterly irresistible. The finish is intense and... The 2009 Batard-Montrachet positively explodes from the glass. Round sweet and expressive the wine saturates the palate with masses of fruit in a bold powerful style that is utterly irresistible. The finish is intense and resonant in all directions. Remy notes that the Batard is the only 2009 above 14% in alcohol. Anticipated maturity: 2017+. Domaine Leflaive is one of the pioneers in biodynamic viticulture in Burgundy. The first experiments began in 1990 and by 1997 all of the vineyards had been converted to biodynamic farming. Winemaker Eric Remy describes the 2009 growing season in considerable detail. The winter was long but mild. The last frost occurred on March 23. Temperatures were normal until the last week of the month when the weather turned warmer. Flowering began on May 22. The rest of the spring and summer were warm while a big storm in mid-July dropped 8cm of rain. The rest of the summer was quite warm. The harvest began on September 5 about ten days earlier than normal. Average yields were around 45 hectoliters per hectare. The wines were aged for 12 months in oak followed by 6-8 months in steel. New oak ranged from 10% for the Bourgogne 15% for the villages 20% for the premier crus and 25% for the grand crus. The 2009s were bottled between April and June 2011. Antonio Galloni
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2011
Bright green-tinged yellow. Lime powdered stone and mint on the nose along with a buttery nuance. Dense saline sappy and intensely flavored; offers very good cut for a wine with such breadth and richness. The white... Bright green-tinged yellow. Lime powdered stone and mint on the nose along with a buttery nuance. Dense saline sappy and intensely flavored; offers very good cut for a wine with such breadth and richness. The white peach and lime tea flavors are complemented by a hint of exotic fruits. Much more powerful and chewy than the Bienvenue (this is 13.5% alcohol) not to mention more structured. Finishes with a whiplash of mirabelle honey and jasmine.
BH 95
Burghound - Burghound, June 2012
An expressive and actually quite elegant nose features lemon rind spiced pear white peach and plenty of dried floral influences. The supple round and imposingly scaled big-bodied flavors are impressively concentrated and... An expressive and actually quite elegant nose features lemon rind spiced pear white peach and plenty of dried floral influences. The supple round and imposingly scaled big-bodied flavors are impressively concentrated and while quite powerful they are also quite seductively textured before culminating in an explosive yet impeccably well-balanced finish. As is usually the case this is a big wine but it retains a certain refinement that in the same vein as the Bienvenues is not exactly expected in a bold and exceptionally rich vintage like 2009.