2005, Domaine Leflaive, Batard Montrachet

Batard Montrachet, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 96

Drinking Dates: 2015+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 01-Jul-2008

(from 3 different parcels, two on the Chassagne side and the third in the Puligny sector that is near the border dividing the two communes). A beautifully layered nose features notes of citrus peel, lavender, petrol, pear, white peach and soft wood nuances. There is seriously good size, weight and vibrancy to the broad-shouldered and admirably concentrated flavors that possess evident power on the serious, palate staining and strikingly long finish. If this built-to-age Bâtard can add more depth it should merit the upper end of my predicted range though note well that it’s definitely going to require patience. (93-95)/2032+