Pale, bright yellow. Sexy yellow fruits and flowers on the nose. More filled in than the Pucelles, showing more sweetness and inner-mouth floral lift. But this silky midweight closed up in the glass, displaying a firm edge of lemony acidity. Not singing today but finishes lively and long. Production here was a mere ten hectoliters per hectare.
Robert Parker 91-93
“The 2016 Bienvenues Batard Montrachet Grand Cru was diminished from 22 to seven barrels this vintage. The bouquet demanded some coaxing from the glass, a little introverted following the Pucelles and Folatières. With time there are fleeting glimpses of wild mint and iodine. The palate is very balanced and harmonious, a pretty and feminine Bienvenues with nicely pitched acidity and a touch of orange peel and white peach toward the saline finish. I suspect it will drink earlier than Leflaive’s other grand crus.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035
Only seven of the usual 22 barrels made. Savoury and already quite complex nose with lovely breadth as well as corset of structure. Brilliantly bright fruit. Quite explosive on the palate. Very long.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2038