2016 Leflaive Bienvenue Batard Montrachet

- 750 ml
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Wine Critic Reviews:

Notes of smoky reduction mask the fruit though the nose does seem ripe. Otherwise the mouth feel of the slightly bigger and richer flavors is similar to that of the Pucelles while the impeccably well-balanced finish displays just a bit more length.

Burghound | 95 BH
Though rich, this white is also dense, giving a feeling of intensity to the white peach, citronella and pastry aromas and flavors. Well-proportioned, yet will require some time to really harmonize and reveal all its charms. Long, mineral-tinged finish.

Wine Spectator | 95 WS
The domaine’s vines in Bienvenues produced seven barrels in lieu of a normal 22 in 2016. The wine is lovely, wafting from the glass with aromas of tangerine oil, Meyer lemon, pear, subtle spice and iodine. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, glossy and elegant, with good concentration, chewy extract and succulent acids. Drinking Window 2022 - 2035

Decanter | 94 DEC
(Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet- Domaine Leflaive) There are only seven barrels of the 2016 Bienvenues in the Leflaive cellars this year, which is one-third of normal. The wine was spot on at the time of my visit, delivering a fine aromatic constellation of apple, pear, a touch of honeycomb, complex, chalky soil, a dollop of orange oil, fresh almond and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and classically solid at the core, with fine soil inflection, lovely, snappy acids and excellent complexity on the long, balanced and very classy finish. (Drink between 2023-2060)

John Gilman | 94 JG
The 2016 Bienvenues Batard Montrachet Grand Cru was diminished from 22 to seven barrels this vintage. The bouquet demanded some coaxing from the glass, a little introverted following the Pucelles and Folatières. With time there are fleeting glimpses of wild mint and iodine. The palate is very balanced and harmonious, a pretty and feminine Bienvenues with nicely pitched acidity and a touch of orange peel and white peach toward the saline finish. I suspect it will drink earlier than Leflaive’s other grand crus.

Robert Parker Neal Martin | 93 RP-NM
(the grand crus were not yet bottled): A touch of reduction to the aromas of yellow fruits, minerals and hazelnut; very Puligny in style. Juicy, spicy and penetrating but smooth as well, with its fine-grained texture and pineapple fruit leavened by harmonious acidity. Finishes firm, seamless and long.

Vinous Media | 93 VM
...The palate is very balanced and harmonious, a pretty and feminine Bienvenues with nicely pitched acidity and a touch of orange peel and white peach toward the saline finish. I suspect it will drink earlier than Leflaive’s other grand crus.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate | 91-93 RP

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2016
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Leflaive: The general wine population's taste in glorious white wines has been changing in recent years, but that has not stopped this legendary Burgundian estate from holding the market in the palm of their hand. Domaine Leflaive is a picture-perfect example of a quiet, yet dominant estate that doesn't feel like it has to impress you - it knows it will. If you can keep up with their steep prices and extremely high demand, their wines will create a new era of your life, one full of enlightenment and contentment. Depending on which bottle you sample, the flavor profile can vary, but one thing's for sure - the richness of their terroir is clearly on display. A strong presence of sharp, acidic citrus is made all the more delicious by adding in decadent honey, and a fine mineral undertone vibrates on the palate as the chewy texture makes its way across the tongue.
Rating 95 BH
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy White: No one can express the full potential of Chardonnay quite like the visionaries from Burgundy. With an almost entirely single-minded devotion to the noble varietal in question, they continue to push the boundaries of quality, to the joy of their many fans worldwide. Discover the nuances of every producer and come out changed forever.
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