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Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet 2009, 750ml (BH96, ST95+, WS94) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet

750ml

Vintage: 2009
Appellation: Chassagne Montrachet, Cote de Beaune

BH96, ST95+, WS94
Rated 96 points by the Burghound: `An ultra-pure and high-toned nose of mineral-based reduction, spiced pear and acacia blossom gives way to overtly stony and quite finely detailed broad-shouldered flavors that despite their significant size and weight, are crystalline in their transparency. This very much seems to be built on a base of liquid limestone with impeccable balance and flat out stunning persistence. This is a `wow` wine of both volume and finesse that will definitely age as the acid support is very firm, particularly for the vintage, in fact the intensity of the finish is almost painful.`More information from the Burghound: `Regisseur (estate manager) Eric Remy told me that 2010 began with a `normal winter but the late spring weather was much cooler than normal. On June 6th we saw the first flowering and by the 15 to 20th it was over. The summer weather was both cool and wet but with good luminosity. There was a hail storm in Santenay on the 12th of September that was accompanied by heavy thunder. Whenever that happens you can just feel that there is going to be an effect on the grapes and that effect is normally to accelerate maturities. We were going to begin picking on the 20th but after the storm we advanced things as rapidly as we could, which in this case meant that we started the harvest on the 17th. We were able to harvest quickly, partially because the fruit was largely quite clean but mostly because there was a lot less of it than usual. There was not much sorting required except in a few parcels that were most affected by the storm. Sugars were very good as potential alcohols ranged from 12.7 to 13.5% and thus nothing was chaptalized. Acidities were very strong and because there was a lot of malic acid, the malos were extended and several only just finished not long before your visit. We stirred the lees twice weekly up until the malos began as the new wines were definitely lean and linear. As to the wines, they resemble the 2008s but with more finesse.``


$499.00

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Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet

750ml

Vintage: 2009
Appellation: Chassagne Montrachet, Cote de Beaune

BH96, ST95+, WS94
Rated 96 points by the Burghound: `An ultra-pure and high-toned nose of mineral-based reduction, spiced pear and acacia blossom gives way to overtly stony and quite finely detailed broad-shouldered flavors that despite their significant size and weight, are crystalline in their transparency. This very much seems to be built on a base of liquid limestone with impeccable balance and flat out stunning persistence. This is a `wow` wine of both volume and finesse that will definitely age as the acid support is very firm, particularly for the vintage, in fact the intensity of the finish is almost painful.`More information from the Burghound: `Regisseur (estate manager) Eric Remy told me that 2010 began with a `normal winter but the late spring weather was much cooler than normal. On June 6th we saw the first flowering and by the 15 to 20th it was over. The summer weather was both cool and wet but with good luminosity. There was a hail storm in Santenay on the 12th of September that was accompanied by heavy thunder. Whenever that happens you can just feel that there is going to be an effect on the grapes and that effect is normally to accelerate maturities. We were going to begin picking on the 20th but after the storm we advanced things as rapidly as we could, which in this case meant that we started the harvest on the 17th. We were able to harvest quickly, partially because the fruit was largely quite clean but mostly because there was a lot less of it than usual. There was not much sorting required except in a few parcels that were most affected by the storm. Sugars were very good as potential alcohols ranged from 12.7 to 13.5% and thus nothing was chaptalized. Acidities were very strong and because there was a lot of malic acid, the malos were extended and several only just finished not long before your visit. We stirred the lees twice weekly up until the malos began as the new wines were definitely lean and linear. As to the wines, they resemble the 2008s but with more finesse.``


$499.00

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