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Grand Cru

Domaine Leflaive


1996 Bâtard-Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
1996 is particularly successful for Batard-Montrachet. Leflaive's explodes from the glass with highly-expressive mineral, hazelnut and toasty oak aromas. On the palate, this full-bodied, silky and awesomely rich wine has highly-delineated yet fat and layered waves of white fruits, stones and spices. Brawny yet feminine, powerful yet elegant, this gem is a tour de force!

Stephen Tanzer's:
Very ripe aromas of pit fruits, smoke, grilled nuts and clove. Fatter and thicker than the Bienvenue but also drier. Quite subtle for this wine; solidly built but a bit less massive than some recent vintages. Finishes extremely long and subtle. 

The 1996 Bâtard-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive rounds out the whites. Sensual, subtle and finely knit, the 1996 has lost some of the energy it had as a younger wine and now speaks with more nuance. In retrospect, the 1996 would have probably shown better with a bit more air or decanting. 

Product information

Category Wine
Color white
Taste dry
Vintage 1996
Grape variety Chardonnay
Bottle size 0,75 l
Bottle cap Natural cork
Quality level Grand Cru
Origin Bourgogne (FR)
Alcohol content 13% vol
Contains sulfites Yes
Öko-Kontrollstellennummer Händler CH-BIO-123'4'5^4545


Contains sulfites Yes
CHF 1’480.00 CHF 1’973.33/Liter
incl. VAT (Plus shipping costs)

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  • Robert Parker 97

  • vinous 94

  • stephenTanzer 96


  • Domaine Leflaive
  • Frankreich / Bourgogne
  • Place Pasquier de la Fontaine
    21190 Puligny-Montrachet