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2016 Fontaine-Gagnard - Criots-Batard-Montrachet

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET
  • 91 WA
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 49015-2016-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 2016 Criots-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru is down to two barrels from seven this year. Apparently the vines were acutely stressed by the frost. It has a slightly subdued nose at first, opening with chalk and crushed stone aromas. The palate is nicely balanced and saline in the mouth, although one can tell that the 2014 and 2015 had more drive and mineralite at its core. It is a fine Criots although I prefer some of the premier crus this year.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • 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, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

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    • 6 bottles owned
    • 1 collectors