Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

2015

This is Michel's favorite plot. Purchased by his maternal grandparents, the parcel of 12 vinerows was planted by his father in 1927. It adjoins one of the parcels owned by Romanée-Conti. The wine is more masculine in style, with intense, solid, and deeply concentrated character.

95 points
"A ripe style, offering apple pie, peach, vanilla, clove and nutmeg flavors. Creamy and plush, with a lingering finish of apple, pastry and spice. Fine length. Lacks the complexity of its peers, but a crowd-pleaser nonetheless. Drink now through 2021. 20 cases imported."
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
, February 2018
93 points
"(the last vintage for this wine, as the estate pulled up these degenerating old vines after the harvest): Pale yellow with green reflections. Captivating floral perfume to the aromas of white peach and noble herbs. The palate conveys an almost glyceral thickness in the style of the year but its savory umami character gives it finesse and notes of herbs and flowers provide lift. Seems much less exotic in bottle than it was in barrel last year but still in a rather powerful style. This plush, fat, nicely balanced Bâtard finishes with lovely aromatic freshness."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, September 2017
94 points
"...a valedictory wine as the 90-year-old vines were pulled up after the fruit was picked (see producer introduction). You know, it actually surpasses the Chevalier-Montrachet in terms of mineralité and complexity, very refined with hints of orange blossom developing with time. The palate is very well balanced with a keen line of acidity, good tension and particular fine salinity here that urges you back for another sip. There is just a barrel and a half of this Bâtard-Montrachet so grab one now because it will not reappear for a long time."
Neal Martin,
Wine Advocate
, December 2016

SKU/Code: 
DB1429-15
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Farming Type: 
Sustainable