Domaine Leflaive "Bâtard-Montrachet" Grand Cru 2012
96 Points Vinous Media
Bright lemon-yellow. Deeper-pitched than the Pucelles, with nectarine and spice flavors complicated by leesy and smoky nuances. Big, rich and sweet, with peach and smoke flavors lifted by high notes of grapefruit and jasmine and enlivened by bracing acidity. Best today on the penetrating, rising finish, where the wine's grapefruit cut leaves the mouth refreshed. Great potential here, but in need of at least eight years of aging.
96 Points Wine Spectator
*Collectibles* A powerful, intense white, boasting lemon, apple, pear and mineral flavors, shaded by oak spice. Beautifully balanced and fresh, this young wine needs time to reach its full potential. Shows terrific length on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2030.