Domaine Leflaive   Batard Montrachet

2017 Batard-Montrachet

By Domaine Leflaive

2015 Nuits St Georges les Cras from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

The 2015 vintage from Burgundy stands as a beacon of excellence, and within this auspicious collection, the 2015 Nuits St Georges les Cras from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair shines with particular luminosity. As with any consummate creation, the conditions preceding the harvest play a co-starring role; the year provided an optimal ripening season that has been deftly captured by the vintner's art.


An Enthralling Vintage Year

Bearing witness to an illustrious year, the 2015 Nuits St Georges les Cras, inherently emboldened by the prowess of its vintage, presents a profile steeped in refined complexity. The climatic benevolence of 2015 bestowed an abundance of perfectly ripe berries, enabling remarkable concentration and balance in the wines produced. Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair has skillfully sculpted a wine that articulates the very essence of its terroir—combining rich fruit intensity with an underlying minerality that speaks to the Les Cras vineyard's unique characteristics.


Investing in Exquisite Terroir

The Les Cras vineyard, renowned for its limestone and clay soils which bestow impart distinctive nuances upon its yield. In the hands of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair's masterful winemaking, this translates to a wine with strength and vigor yet elegantly draped in silk—the hallmark of Les Cras terroir. For fine wine investors seeking to add to their portfolios, the 2015 Nuits St Georges les Cras offers both impeccable provenance and profound potential for appreciation.

For those privileged to savor it, this wine unfurls with a harmonious symphony of dark cherries and forest floor aromatics underpinned by a refined tannic structure preserving an exuberance that suggests a laudable longevity ahead. With time's passage, it promises to unveil further strata of complexity and grandeur.

Considering the exceptional vintage conditions in combination with the venerable domain responsible for its creation—an investment in the 2015 Nuits St Georges les Cras from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair becomes not just a pleasure for the palate but a prudent appreciation for the cellar.

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The 2017 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru unfurls in the glass with a reticent bouquet of lemon rind, citrus, hazelnut cream, white flowers and mandarin oil. On the palate, it's full-bodied, both denser and blockier than the Bienvenues-Bâtard, with exceptional concentration, tangy acids and a long finish. Today, the wine is only partially formed, but it's immensely promising. Pierre Vincent told me that it attained 12.8% natural alcohol, but despite that rather modest degree for a grand cru white Burgundy, it displays plenty of power and substance.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

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