Domaine Leflaive, Bâtard - Montrachet 2005


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Domaine Leflaive, Bâtard - Montrachet, 2005

1 x 0.750L
into neck
96 / 100 Wine Spectator
An exotic white, showing apricot, vanilla cream and a hint of coconut on a heavy-weight frame. This is unevolved and impressive, with a lot of spice on the finish. The lasting impression is sweet fruit, so be patient. Best from 2010 through 2028.
19 / 20 Jancis Robinson
Big and bold and extremely honeyed – massive in fact. Some oak still in evidence but still racy underneath. Absolutely pure and bursting with energy. Very, very rich yet racy too. Still a fair amount of baby astringency underneath – set for greatness! Wonderful lime syrpup sort of enegery – very very long and very sunny somehow, without the puppy fat that can plague some Bâtards.
96 / 100 Allen Meadow
This really hasn't changed all that much from my intial review in 2008 with its highly complex mélange of very fresh orchard fruit and acacia blossom aromas that introduce broad-shouldered and concentrated flavors of serious power and weight that are carrying ample levels of dry extract that really coat the palate on the explosive and hugely long finish. While there is so much extract that it could be approached now with 30 minutes plus of aeration, I would be inclined to allow it at least another two years of cellar time first.
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