Bienvenues Batard Montrachet

2017 Bienvenues Batard Montrachet Leflaive

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Allen Meadows - Score: 92-95 (43617)

As is often the case chez Leflaive, the nose is quite similar to that of the Pucelles with the only difference being that it's a touch riper. The highly succulent medium-bodied flavors possess equally good mid-palate sap while delivering excellent depth and persistence on the focused, balanced and wonderfully long finish. This is class in a glass and very BBM in character.

Vinous - Score: 92-95 (43344)

Ripe yellow stone fruits and hazelnut on the nose. Dense, sappy and quite dry, with its rather bracing acidity (at the high end for these '17s) giving the saline middle palate outstanding precision. This very tight wine is not yet displaying grand cru weight or palate presence but it spreads out and vibrates on the very long, pure, slowly building back end. This was the first '17 to finish both its alcoholic and malolactic fermentations, which may explain its peacock's tail of a finish.