Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet 2007

$475.00

SKU 10491

750ml

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Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, d├ębourbage over 24 hours, then racking the must into cask. Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 25% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 Allier). Aged 12 months in cask, 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling. Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Beaune
Brand Domaine Leflaive
  • wa95

Wine AdvocatePungent, high-toned herbal essences, heliotrope, narcissus, and lily in the nose of Leflaive's 2007 Chevalier-Montrachet lead to a palate of formidable richness and ripeness of peach, pear, and cantaloupe with liquid floral essences allied to palpable chalkiness and creating a vibratory intensity of fruit, floral, herbal, and mineral interchange. Citrus zest, white pepper, and brown spices add invigoration and palate-staining intensity to a finish of lift and energy. The combination here of an extremely ripe and suggestively sweet personality given the vintage with buoyancy and multifaceted minerality is remarkable and the wine's sheer length sensational. In 2006 this wine went beyond its vintage's norms in energy, clarity, and minerality; and in 2007 it goes beyond vintage norms in sheer ripeness and richness. This should be worth following for 10-12 years.

David Schildknecht, December 2009
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorBroad yet incisive, this white features lime, apple, white peach and mineral flavors that are matched to a vibrant frame. There's intensity and grip, gaining elegance and expanding on the palate, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2013 through 2025.

Bruce Sanderson, February 28, 2010