A surfeit of riches

Chambertin, the king of Burgundies, is the most sought-after and most expensive Grand Cru.

AS I sat down to dinner a few evenings ago (hosted by an Indonesian friend whom I had not seen for some time), I spied a line-up of bottles, all Burgundian in shape. Clearly, an interesting evening lay ahead!

Two whites first, a Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2006, Domaine Leflaive and a Chevalier Montrachet 2002, Domaine Leflaive. My friends meant business!

Both wines were very good, as expected, both just beginning to reach sufficient maturity and therefore ready for drinking beautifully in characteristic Domaine Leflaive style. Tasted side by side, they made for an interesting comparison of the differences in character and personality of the two: the Batard broader around the waist, a little less...


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