Domaine Leflaive   Chevalier Montrachet

2015 Chevalier Montrachet

By Domaine Leflaive

2013 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive, Burgundy

The enigmatic year of 2013 presented an assertive challenge to the vignerons of Burgundy. Although marred by hail and a damp spring, an Indian summer salvaged much and allowed those with precision and foresight to produce wines of unexpected brilliance. In this milieu, the 2013 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive emerges as a paragon of grace under pressure - a testament to the prowess of the Domaine's viticultural philosophy.


A Vintage Bespoke with Nuance

Interweaving finesse with the narrative of 2013's complexity, this Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet articulates its uniqueness decisively. A poised bouquet ushers in an intricate dance of minerality and ripeness, conveying Domaine Leflaive's renowned focus on ecological harmony in their vineyards. Despite the earlier tribulations, or perhaps because of them, this vintage encapsulates a distilled vigour - a vivacious spirit encased in the soul of subtleness.


Investment-Worthy Distinction

The undulating journey from blossom to bottle translates into a captivating investment proposition for any discerning fine wine connoisseur or investor. Holding Domaine Leflaive's emblematic dedication to exceptional winemaking at its core, the 2013 vintage balances potential longevity with an inviting readiness unseen in more placid years - a character ripe for consideration in any strategic wine portfolio.

In comparison to its siblings across different vintages, the 2013 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet shines, not due to flamboyance but via controlled eloquence. Anticipate waves of stone fruit caressed by toasted hazelnut hints on the palate; this fine wine punctuates each sip with enduring elegance punctuated by climatic resilience.

Ultimately, the 2013 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive stands as a formidable example of Burgundy's capacity to manifest wonder in the wake of adversity. It encapsulates an unequivocal sophistication that astute investors would be prudent not to overlook—one which will no doubt bolster its stature and allure within the fine wine market in years to come.

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The 2015 Chevalier-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive is stunning from bottle, wafting from the glass with a lovely nose of lemon pith, wet stones, spring flowers and toasted nuts. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and multidimensional, with extraordinary intensity and mid-palate depth, a long, lingering finish and an effortless sense of cohesion and completeness. But what's especially impressive about this Chevalier is its grace and textural elegance in this vintage: while its concentration and amplitude certainly reflect the year, nothing is out of place. A step up over even the superb Bâtard-Montrachet and one of the high points of the 2015 vintage in white Burgundy.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 28 February 2018

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