Batard Montrachet Leflaive 2005 (OWC 6)
Price: $5100 / bottle
|Sub-region:||Cote de Beaune|
By Allen Meadows of Burghound in 2011 (AM96)
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.
By Wine Spectator in 2008 (WS96)
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.