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Bâtard Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive 1997

RegionBurgundy
SubregionPuligny-Montrachet
ColourWhite
TypeStill
Grape VarietyChardonnay

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Tasting Notes

Leflaive's fabulous 1997 Batard-Montrachet offers super-ripe aromas of candied apples intermingled with minerals, chalk, sea salt, and racy lemons. This concentrated wine has awesome density, medium-to-full body, and layers of mouth-coating grilled almonds, citrus fruits, crisp pears, and toasted oak. Unlike most of the other 1997 Batards, it has exceptional balance, delineation, and class. It should be at its peak between 2002 and 2010.

91/93
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (123), June 1999
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