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    Product Details

    Sku 429228
    Country France
    Region Burgundy
    Appellation Cote De Beaune
    Producer Domaine Leflaive
    Type No
    Vintage 2016
    Varietal Chardonnay
    Volume 750ML

    Chevalier Montrachet Domaine Leflaive 2016 (750ML)

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    Wine Advocate Notes
    92-94 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru, like the other of Leflaive's grand crus, was affected by the frost. This takes time to open but eventually reveals some lovely yellow flower, flint and oyster shell aromas that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is understated on the entry with a fine bead of acidity, but maybe the Bâtard-Montrachet demonstrated a little more drive and nervosité. There is something sedate about this Chevalier-Montrachet, with a lovely touch of spice on the aftertaste." 12/17
    Vinous Media
    93-95 Points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous: "(as with the Bâtard, the yield was not much more than ten hectoliters per hectare): Very pure aromas of lemon, lime, white flowers and liquid stone. Quite rich and concentrated but tight and youthfully clenched. There was very little fruit in 2016 from the upper, more minerally part of the vineyard, noted Brice de la Morandière, which may have resulted in a heavier wine than normal. But this wine boasts a strong spine, even if it's still an infant today." 9/18
    Wine Spectator Notes
    96 Points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator: "A broad, powerful style, this retains a sense of elegance, displaying lemon cake, peach, honey and spice flavors. Gathers itself on the lingering finish, where a tactile feel emerges. "The racy finish shows potential. Drink now through 2030. 185 cases made, 26 cases imported."
    Burghound Notes
    94-97 Points, Allen Meadows, Burghound: [Don't miss!] "A cool and markedly restrained nose only grudgingly reveals its notes of mineral reduction, essence of Granny Smith apples, acacia blossom and a lovely array of spice elements. The tightly wound and almost painfully intense middle weight plus flavors are stony to the point that the palate feel is akin to rolling small pebbles around in the mouth, all wrapped in an explosively long finish. This is an aristocratic Chevalier that somehow manages to gracefully combine overt power and a taut muscularity with Zen-like harmony. This too is a definite 'wow' wine." 06/18
    John Gilman Notes
    95+ Points, John Gilman, View From the Cellar: "The 2016 Chevalier from Domaine Leflaive was really singing at the time of my visit. The bouquet is excellent, wafting from the glass in a complex blaze of pear, apple, lemon oil, chalky soil tones, fresh almond, a hint of bee pollen and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is very pure, full-bodied and snappy, with a lovely core, a very refined profile, excellent focus and grip and superb backend energy on the very long finish. A classic in the making. 2024-2065+." Issue #72
    Decanter Notes
    95 Points, William Kelley, Decanter: "The Chevalier is the king of the cellar in 2016, wafting from the glass with a reserved bouquet of lime zest, citrus pith, chalky soil tones, white flowers and crème pâtissière. On the palate the wine is full-bodied but more tensile than the powerful Bâtard, with lovely vertical energy and greater depth and seriousness." 10/17

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