Domaine Leflaive "Batard-Montrachet" Grand Cru 2015
96 Points John Gillman
The 2015 Bâtard-Montrachet is a bit more reserved than the domaine’s Bienvenues this year, with a simply stunning aromatic constellation and impeccable focus and balance on the palate. The bouquet soars from the glass in a vibrant constellation of pear, apple, a touch of orange zest, incipient notes of beeswax, pastry cream, chalky soil tones and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and displays superb mid-palate depth, with racy acids and outstanding backend mineral drive on the long and zesty finish. There are already hints of the candied lemon elements to come here at maturity and this is absolutely stellar in 2015.