Wine Advocate | Rating: 95Revisiting the 2009 Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru for the first time in over a year, I was delighted to see that it is continuing to drink very well, opening in the decanter and glass with a lovely bouquet of buttered apples, pastry cream, pear, popcorn and fresh mint, its new oak nicely integrated. On the palate, the wine is ample but tightly coiled at the core, with a glossy, broad attack and chalky grip on the long, precise finish. This shows none of the heaviness that afflicts some of the 2009 white Burgundies and should make for quite dramatic drinking over the next handful of years.
See other similar producers:Domaine Pousse d'Or,Domaine Paul Pernot,Domaine des Comtes Lafon
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 48 bottles owned
- 14 collectors