96 / 100 Robert Parker The 2009 Chevalier-Montrachet seems to combine elements of the Bienvenues and Batard. An open, floral bouquet melds into in sweet fruit, white flowers and the essence of crushed rocks. The Chevalier possesses striking inner perfume and fabulous balance as it wraps around the palate in stunning style. Leflaive's parcels are located on the higher parts of the slope. 2019+. Wine Advocate #196 Sep 2011
94 / 100 Wine Spectator Broad and muscular, this white evokes nut oil, smoke, butterscotch, peach, melon and spice flavors. Still a bit raw and unformed, with a long expansive finish. Turns creamier and silkier with aeration. Best from 2013 through 2022. http://www.winespectator.com/wine/detail/source/search/note_id/311284
18 / 20 Jancis Robinson Very fine and nervy and a positive neurotic ballerina of a wine. Delicate, much much more backward than the Bâtard. The nose needs some encouragement of the glass. Very delicate and nervy on the palate. It would be so easy to dismiss this blind at this early stage as it is virtually all potential rather than reality. Lots of micro elements whizzing about but no resolution. Very very youthful and tortured at the moment. Real lift on the end. Very very light. Long. http://www.jancisrobinson.com/tastings/search?keywords=Leflaive%202009&query_field=title_t-country_t-regions_txt&perpage=20
96 / 100 Allen Meadow An ultra-pure and high-toned nose of mineral-based reduction, spiced pear and acacia blossom gives way to overtly stony and quite finely detailed broad-shouldered flavors that despite their significant size and weight, are crystalline in their transparency. This very much seems to be built on a base of liquid limestone with impeccable balance and flat out stunning persistence. This is a "wow" wine of both volume and finesse that will definitely age as the acid support is very firm, particularly for the vintage, in fact the intensity of the finish is almost painful.