The 2015 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru has an aromatic bouquet of citrus fruit and mineral aromas infused with yellow flowers, along with beautifully integrated oak. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. Perhaps it needs just a tad more energy and tension on the finish, but it is a class act and will repay bottle age. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting. (DIAM closure)
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2045
Robert Parker 97
“The 2015 Chevalier-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive is stunning from bottle, wafting from the glass with a lovely nose of lemon pith, wet stones, spring flowers and toasted nuts. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and multidimensional, with extraordinary intensity and mid-palate depth, a long, lingering finish and an effortless sense of cohesion and completeness. But what’s especially impressive about this Chevalier is its grace and textural elegance in this vintage: while its concentration and amplitude certainly reflect the year, nothing is out of place. A step up over even the superb Bâtard-Montrachet and one of the high points of the 2015 vintage in white Burgundy.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
A tiny bit planted in 1991. Much more aromatic and expressive than the Bâtard on the nose and there’s a creaminess of texture here. Very delightful and even quite forward. Lots of juice and charm with lift and body but excellent balancing acidity too. Appetising, salty finish. Long and lifted. Ethereal yet with density too. Bravo!
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2034