1996

Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet OWC

(EX ESTATE IN 2019) OWC of 3 Bottles
Grand Cru

Domaine Leflaive

Description

1996 Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Complex nutty perfume. Great sweetness and intensity in the mouth; atypically spicy for this wine. High acidity provides the fruit with superb definition, but sheer extract gives it a layered, tactile quality and tempers the acidity. Amazingly expressive for a wine so unevolved. Very long and classy on the aftertaste.

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Although not quite as ethereal as the 1992, the 1996 Bienvenue Batard Montrachet does not disappoint, and at 18 years young, will continue to offer great pleasure for many years. It has a tangible mineral intensity, just a slight reduction that seems to blow away, followed by fabulous granitic scents that are stern and terse, almost aloof. The palate is underpinned by a killer line of acidity and wonderful salinity. Again, there is just a touch of reduction here, but that does not detract from a magnificent, majestic Bienvenue that is perhaps only just beginning to hits its stride.

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 13,5% vol
Contains sulfites Yes
Öko-Kontrollstellennummer Händler CH-BIO-123'4'5^4545

Allergens

Contains sulfites Yes
CHF 1’850.00 CHF 2’466.67/Liter
incl. VAT (Plus shipping costs)

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Rating

  • wineSpectator 96

  • vinous 94

Producer

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