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By Domaine des Comtes Lafon

2003 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive, Burgundy, France

The year 2003 saw Burgundy grappling with an exceptionally torrid summer, presenting vintners with arduous climatic challenges. Yet, out of these trials emerges the 2003 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive – a testament to the mastery and resilience of one of Burgundy's finest chateaux.

 

Gilded Vintage: Domaine Leflaive's Mastery

In facing the unrelenting sun of 2003, Domaine Leflaive upheld its commitment to organic cultivation, nurturing the Chardonnay grapes through a vintage where time itself seemed to stand still beneath the scorching Burgundian heavens. Consequently, this vintage exhibits a voluptuous richness seldom seen, enveloped in a tapestry of well-integrated oak and a profound depth of flavour rarely matched even within this revered appellation.

 

Investment Calibre: The Pinnacle of Prestige

An intricate symphony of ripe stone fruits and toasted almonds greets the connoisseur, tempered by a backbone of trenchant acidity that betrays the heat of the harvest and reveals a Chevalier Montrachet that is poised, despite the sun's siege. Collectors and investors alike would do well to consider the 2003 from Domaine Leflaive, as it represents not just an exceptional wine but a historical narrative bottled at its climax – exuding sophistication with every sip.

This iteration of Chevalier Montrachet is marked by surprising longevity; a characteristic that sets it apart as an investment-grade wine par excellence. Given Domaine Leflaive's storied pedigree in handcrafting white Burgundy of unparalleled finesse, the 2003 vintage undeniably assumes its place among the illustrious lineage.

Culminating in a lingering finish that promises both complexity and satisfaction, this 2003 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive indeed reflects the idiosyncratic spirit of its birth year while showcasing the unsurpassed craftsmanship at this iconic estate.

Market price (USD)

$8,450.00

12x75cl

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