Leflaive, Domaine - Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet 1999

Product Details

Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet
Leflaive, Domaine

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate

Robert Parker''s Wine Advocate 28/02/2001 Rich almond aromas emerge from the 1999 Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet. Medium-bodied and oily-textured, it is ample, plump, and has excellent grip. Its flavor profile, composed of white and yellow fruits intermingled with nuts, lasts throughout the finish. Tasting note: The powerful aromas of honeysuckle and roasted nuts are now nuanced with a hint of petrol and what were tight, structured flavors are now beginning to unfold and open yet the same stunning purity and intensity are still present as is the near perfect acid-fruit balance. This still delivers unusually strong minerality for Bienvenues as well as fine detail, outstanding complexity and persistence. For my tastes, this is just now beginning to drink well and it should continue to do so for another decade. Note however that those who prefer well-aged flavors will be best served to wait another 2 to 3 years. (92)