Bâtard Montrachet 2015

Olivier Leflaive

Bâtard Montrachet sits on flat portion of the hillside evenly dispersed between the villages of Puligny and Chassagne. Bordered by Bienvenues-Bâtard and Criots-Bâtard on either side and it’s most famous sibling Le Montrachet a stones throw up the hill Bâtard is known for it’s majestic, powerful and age worthy wines.

Terroir: The Olivier Leflaive Bâtard Montrachet is sourced from 4 separate suppliers two from the Puligny side and two from the Chassagne side. Vines are densely planted and vines average older than 45 years.

Vinification: Grapes are sorted, pressed and vinified entirely in Allier oak barrel, 30% of which is new. The wine is aged in the cellars for 12 months where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and sees frequent stirring of the lees. Following the aging process each barrel is racked and the final blending occurs.

Additional Information

Wine of powerful and generous character. The nose has notes of lemon but also notes of butter and vanilla. The palate is taut with acidity. The wine is fat with maturity and fills the mouth with flavor. It needs an hour or two to breath upon opening.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Bâtard-Montrachet
  • Winemaker: Franck Grux
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Calcareous
  • Vineyard Acreage: 11.73ha total
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
    This intense, concentrated wine is also beautifully elegant. It comes from parcels in all parts of the Grand Cru giving a rich wine that has great acidity as well as apricot and crisp apple flavors. The wine is intense, stylish, fruity and structured in a way that will allow it to age so well. Drink this major wine from 2024.
    Grade: Cellar Selection
  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, August 4, 2017
    Citrus rules the day in this opulent, lemony white, with accents of orange peel and kumquat at the core. Sharp and tight, leaving a clove- and vanilla-infused finish. Best from 2019 through 2029.

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