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2015 Faiveley Batard Montrachet Grand CruChardonnay from France

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"The story goes that when the Lord of Puligny had to share out his lands between his children, he gave his legitimate son the plot which was to become the 'Chevalier-Montrachet...

  • 90-92 Allen Meadows - Burghound
  • 92 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
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90-92

"This too is sufficiently reduced to render an evaluation of the nose impossible. There is more volume still to the concentrated, thick and opulent flavors that are borderline massive, all wrapped in a sappy and overtly powerful finish. As the description suggests this is a big wine but I prefer the relatively more elegant presentation of the Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet. Moreover I would not be inclined to age this for more than a few years as it risks becoming heavy."

92 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media

"Pale, bright yellow. Yellow fruits and spices on the nose. A step up in ripeness, richness and sweetness from the more laidback Bienvenues-Bâtard, this mouthfilling grand cru captures the sheer volume of the vintage. Plush, smooth orchard and stone fruit flavors display a bit of alcoholic warmth but are given definition by underlying minerality. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and considerable length. This Bâtard will need a few years to burn off some of its baby fat."

Product Description:

"The story goes that when the Lord of Puligny had to share out his lands between his children, he gave his legitimate son the plot which was to become the 'Chevalier-Montrachet' and his illegitimate son, three plots named 'Bâtard-Montrachet', 'Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet' and' Criot-Bâtard-Montrachet'. As for his daughters, they were to receive a plot named 'Les Pucelles' (The Maidens)."

Terroir: One of the most famous, most powerful and most luxurious of all white wines; the Grand Cru of Batard Montrachet sits majestically above 1er Cru vineyards of Puligny Montrachet directly below Le Montrachet. The 1.2 acre plot owned by Domaine Faiveley sits in the upper portion of the vineyards north section just above Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet. These easterly facing vines were planted as far back as 1966 and sit in heavy soils of clay and white marl. " -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 103595
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-Region Puligny Montrachet
Ratings

90-92 - Allen Meadows - Burghound

92 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media

Vintage 2015
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla