2013 Domaine Leflaive Bienvenue Batard Montrachet
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • JG 96
  • ST 93
  • BH 93
  • WA 93

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In Stock: 9 btls
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JG 96
View From The Cellar, November 2014
(JG94-96 points) As I noted in the introduction, the 2013 Bienvenues chez Leflaive was a bit reticent at the time of my visit, and given the absolute fireworks of virtually every other wine in the cellar, I have to assume... (JG94-96 points) As I noted in the introduction, the 2013 Bienvenues chez Leflaive was a bit reticent at the time of my visit, and given the absolute fireworks of virtually every other wine in the cellar, I have to assume that this wine was simply lagging a bit in terms of evolution and still a bit buttoned up behind its structural elements. The pretty bouquet offers up scents of white peach, pear, orange blossoms, a touch of beeswax, chalk and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and very tightly-knit, with excellent length and grip on the backend, fine focus and plenty of backend energy. It is not particularly expressive in the mid-palate today, but I am going to assume that is just the stage it is in at the present time, as it seems unthinkable that a team that is at the absolute top of its game these days would hit the ball out of the park with every other wine and turn out a lean example of Bienvenues in 2013. (Drink between 2023-2060)
ST 93
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, September 2015
High-pitched aromas of pear, lime, crushed stone and lavender. Intensely flavored but airy and light on its feet, with firm limey acidity (4.4 grams per liter) cutting the wine's flesh. Finishes tight and long, with... High-pitched aromas of pear, lime, crushed stone and lavender. Intensely flavored but airy and light on its feet, with firm limey acidity (4.4 grams per liter) cutting the wine's flesh. Finishes tight and long, with rising floral perfume. Again, this is high-pitched and refined for the vintage.
BH 93
Burghound, June 2016
This is aromatically both more elegant and more complex than the Combettes with its beautiful range of citrus, honeysuckle, pear and an appealing hint of tangerine peel. There is stunningly good purity of expression to... This is aromatically both more elegant and more complex than the Combettes with its beautiful range of citrus, honeysuckle, pear and an appealing hint of tangerine peel. There is stunningly good purity of expression to the cool, restrained and understated medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with dry extract that also serves to buffer the suave yet detailed finale that delivers seriously impressive length. The words 'pure class' aptly describe this beautifully balanced and age-worthy effort.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2015
The 2013 Bienvenue Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru has a clean bouquet, touches of undergrowth here, perhaps not quite as comely as the 2014 may turn out. The palate is nicely balanced with hints of bitter lemon, striking... The 2013 Bienvenue Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru has a clean bouquet, touches of undergrowth here, perhaps not quite as comely as the 2014 may turn out. The palate is nicely balanced with hints of bitter lemon, striking acidity but showing composure and class on the finish that appears to have retained some of that nascent richness that it showed in barrel. - Neal Martin
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork