2018 Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
This is aromatically quite similar to the Pucelles but with perhaps just a bit more floral influences. The succulent and delicious though notably intense flavors possess excellent punch if not quite the same mid-palate density, all wrapped in a highly complex, balanced and harmonious finish. This too is wonderfully refined, classy and very stylish.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Scents of pear, white flowers, almond paste, buttered toast, citrus zest and smoke preface the 2018 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, a full-bodied and satiny wine that's layered and fleshy, with a satiny attack that segues into a tightly wound core and a chalky finish. This, too, should reward bottle age.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2018 Bienvenue-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a terse, stoic, delineated bouquet with scents of wet limestone and sea spray, just a slight menthol note developing with aeration. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. A very pretty, elegant Bienvenue that reveals hints of blood orange and sour lemon on the precise, persistent finish. This is a gorgeous Bienvenue.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Like much of the domaine, this vineyard also enjoys the benefits of old vines, planted in 1958 and 1959. Light in colour, with a tight and tense nose, there is a thread of steely salinity through the middle. Thereafter there is a background of currently inexpressive white fruit, fair intensity. I think the wine is just in a quiet phase at the moemnt. All will surely be revealed in time
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy