2011, Domaine Leflaive, Bienvenues Batard Montrachet

Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 92-94

Drinking Dates: 2021+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 11-Jun-2013

(from 45+ year old vines, which are the oldest of the Domaine). Here the nose is actually quite similar to that of the Pucelles save for being ever-so-slightly riper and displaying more overt peach influence. There is the same exquisite purity to the strikingly intense and beautifully well-detailed flavors that ooze both a fine minerality and plenty of dry extract that imparts a wonderfully seductive texture to the explosive yet refined finish. Like the Pucelles, this is a combination of focused power and finesse. (93-95)/2020+