Full straw-yellow. Ripe peach, orange oil and smoke aromas struck me as a bit exotic and viognier-like. Ripe, concentrated and rich, with bright acidity providing good inner-mouth lift. Less filled in today than the Criots, and not overly sweet, but this dense, thick, tactile grand cru is quite long on the aftertaste, displaying intense, fresh peach and apricot fruit notes.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
Pale greenish gold. Lots of nerve with a dry finish. Not ethereal ' a bit earthbound. Solid but could do with a little more lift. Very marked acidity on the finish.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96
The 2010 Batard-Montrachet is stunningly beautiful. It covers every inch of the palate with layers of intensely perfumed fruit. Despite its considerable richness, the Batard remains surprisingly delicate and medium in body, although I suspect it will put on weight in the bottle. There is so much to admire here, but the wine shuts down quickly in the glass, and I fear the same may happen in bottle. Readers will have to be patient here. In my view, the Batard is the most complete of the domaine's grand crus. It combines aromatics, fruit and structure in a marvelously harmonious expression of this great vineyard. Anticipated maturity: 2015+.
Author: Antonio Galloni
Burghound | Rating: 95
This is also quite ripe but a bit more elegant than the Criots with its well-layered mix of white and yellow orchard fruit, acacia blossom and subtle spice aromas. There is impressive size, weight and concentration to the almost painfully intense broad-shouldered flavors that coat the palate with acid-buffering extract before ending in a hugely complex and persistent finish. In a word, breathtaking.