"Stunning in its synthesis of power and elegance"
2014 Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet

Posted by Ian McFadden

Along with Coche-Dury, Lafon, Roulot and Ramonet, Leflaive has enjoyed an enduring presence at the pinnacle of White Burgundy.

With that said, Leflaive's 2014s are the best wines that we've seen from them in over a decade.

I'm incredibly excited about the 2014 white Burgundies. The 2014 Leflaives dramatize just how good the vintage is - they have showstopping elegance, real impact, complexity, and serious cut and structure.

John Gilman nails it when he writes, "Domaine Leflaive 2014s are absolutely classic, brilliant wines in the making."

Bâtard-Montrachet is one of grandest, most lavish and regal examples of Chardonnay. Leflaive's Bâtard endows the site's grandness of scale with a finesse and lift that really stands out.

In 2014, Leflaive's Bâtard-Montrachet is an absolutely gorgeous example of what this Grand Cru can deliver. It possesses an expansive power and huge breadth of complexity, combined with a driving acidity that lends a weightless impression.

2014 is one of the best vintages of white Burgundy that I've tasted in the past decade. Leflaive's collection is a highpoint of the vintage. And finally, this is a great example of Bâtard. Don't miss.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2014 Leflaive Batard-Montrachet

John Gilman: "The domaine has a couple of different holdings in Bâtard-Montrachet and does not make the assemblage of the different parcels (which are fermented separately) until after the new year, so this example hails from a plot of fifty-plus year-old vines in the sector up above Bienvenues. The wine is stunning in its synthesis of power and elegance in 2014, delivering a superb and still quite youthful bouquet of apple, pear, again, just a touch of orange, spring flowers, a deep base of soil tones and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and youthfully buttoned up behind its fine girdle of acidity, with a great core of pure fruit, superb soil signature, racy acids and outstanding length and grip on the focused and very, very promising finish."