2011, Domaine Leflaive, Batard Montrachet

Batard Montrachet, Burgundy, France
White

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 94

Drinking Dates: 2023+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 15-Jun-2014

(from 3 different parcels, two on the Chassagne side and the third in the Puligny sector, almost on the border between the two communes). This is also on the ripe side for a 2007 with an ultra elegant nose that is pure, airy and cool, indeed this is unusually elegant for the appellation with its white flower, citrus, pear, menthol, white pepper and light spice hints that are in perfect keeping with the rich, full and broad-shouldered flavors that possess the usual volume and power of a classic Bâtard but do not lose any of the precision or detail on the expansive, mouth coating and hugely long and very dry finish. Like a number of examples in 2007, this is an elegant yet forceful Bâtard. 95/2019+