(Ex Estate in 2019) OWC/OHK
2002 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, Domaine Leflaive
This was part of a lunch yesterday at an amazing high-end Japanese French fusion restaurant (two Michelin stars) called Wagyu Takumi in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The 2002 Batard is just opening up now with superb density and depth of ripe fruit that offers dried mango, honey and hints of white pepper. It feels like a red Burgundy in the mouth. It's full and intense with an oily undertone. This has a long life ahead of it.
Four beautiful wines from Leflaive are poured with the first course; a side-by-side comparison of the Chevalier and Bâtard across vintages 1996 and 2002. Leflaive’s 2002 Bâtard-Montrachet rounds out this flight in grand style. Seamless, opulent and totally voluptuous, the 2002 is impossible to resist. Layers of flavor build in the glass as this flamboyant Burgundy dazzles all the senses. This is a great showing from the 2002. Wow! On this night, the 2002 is absolutely stunning.
Robert Parker 97