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2012 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet
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97(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2014

Bright yellow.  Pure aromas of pineapple, crushed stone and menthol; comes across as riesling-like compared to the Batard.  Creamy-sweet, fine-grained and utterly seamless, showing an impossibly light touch to its bracing grapefruit, lemon and mineral flavors.  A brilliant combination of the velvety lower part of the appellation and the tension and minerality of the top of Chevalier-Montrachet.  Echoes and expands on the brilliantly pure, vibrant back end.  The crop level here was just 22 hectoliters per hectare, according to winemaker Remy.

94-96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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