Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues Batard Montrachet 2009 - SPIRITED Wines
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Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues Batard Montrachet 2009
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Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues Batard Montrachet 2009

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Ripeness monitored parcel-by-parcel for optimal harvest date. Hand harvested with grape sorting. Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, "débourbage," or "settling of the juice," over 24 hours; then racking and running the must into cask. Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 25% new (maximum 1/2 Vosges, minimum 1/2 Allier). Aged 12 months in cask and 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling. Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary.
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With its concentrated yellow fruits, this is already a powerful wine. It is packed with acidity, toast, peach flavors and minerality, starting out as a gorgeously rich wine from a ripe vintage. Of course, it will age over many years; open in 10 years.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2012
Wine Advocate
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The 2009 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet is dazzling from start to finish. Silky and seamless at first, the wine impresses for its impeccable balance and tons of class. Chalky, mineral notes appear later, adding length, freshness and verve, while floral notes add the last flourishes of elegance. This is all silk and cashmere, especially on the finish. The Bienvenues seems to hover on the palate, inhabiting in the stratosphere reserved for just a handful of the world's truly great wines. Anticipated maturity: 2017+.

Antonio Galloni, September 2011
Wine Spectator
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A rich white, evoking peach, ripe apple, honey and spice flavors. Well-toned, seamless and multidimensional, with a lingering finish of spices. Drink now through 2018. 114 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, August 31, 2012