Puligny-Montrachet wines portray a floral elegance alongside a stylish, steely concentration. They are very different from Meursault: more refined and delicate, and less rich. The Grand Cru Bâtard-Montrachet sits between Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. The wine focuses on honeyed finesse and exquisite balance rather than richness. With a low slope, gravelly soils of clay and limestone, this cru produces some of the greatest white wines in the Côte de Beaune.
“The 2019 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru comes from purchased must courtesy of 60-year-old vines that have been organically grown for 20 years. It has a superb bouquet of mineral-rich citrus fruit that puts the Bienvenues in the shade. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, concentrated and grippy in the mouth, delivering intense citrus notes laced with quince and hints of apricot toward the finish. Superb. Four barrels produced.”
94-96 points, Neal Martin, Vinous Media