Domaine Leflaive   Bienvenues Batard Montrachet

2002 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet

By Domaine Leflaive

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Light to medium-bodied, precise, and elegant, the 2002 Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet offers a nose of pears, spices, and anise. Minerals, toast, and stones can be found in its intense, crystalline, concentrated personality. Projected maturity: 2006-2014. To Pierre Morey, the 2002s are “from normal yields and reflect their terroir, two signs of a great vintage.” He went on to add, “Though it was an easy year in the vineyard without any burnt grapes, freezes, or hail, I’ll admit we were very worried between the twentieth of August and tenth of September, when the weather was wet and dreary. Thankfully, we were saved by the north wind.” He added that in 2003, Puligny-Montrachet had battled freeze, multiple hailstorms, and oidium (powdery mildew). Importer: Wilson-Daniels, St. Helena, CA; tel. (707) 963-9661

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 26 February 2004

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