Domaine Leflaive Bâtard Montrachet 2012

Domaine Leflaive Bâtard Montrachet 2012

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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, placed in tank for 6 months, then prepared for bottling. Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary.
Wine Spectator
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This expressive version bursts with stone fruit, citrus, mineral and spice flavors, all matched to a juicy texture. Vibrant, kicking up energy on the long, spice- and citrus-accented finish. Shows enough structure to develop over the next 10 to 12 years. Best from 2016 through 2027. 30 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, December 31, 2014