Batard-montrachet Wine

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Bâtard Montrachet is one of the most famous Chardonnay-only Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte de Beaune region of France. It lies right below the distinguished Montrachet vineyard, between Puligny and Chassagne. The name derives from the Medieval legend that when the lord of Puligny divided his land between his children, the vineyard plots were named for their titles. Thus the eldest son, the “chevalier,” the daughters (the maidens, the “pucelles”) and the bastard son (“bâtard”). The vineyard lies on a medium gradient slope, but with excellent sun exposure and a mixture of clay, silt and limestone soils. The vines have deep-digging roots and good drainage. What all this means is that the Chardonnay grown here are exceptionally balanced with delicate fruit and acidity. But it’s a fragmented thing, covering a mere 12 hectares spread among about 15 owners. These wines come highly prized and have done for centuries. 

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  • I think theyre both burgs for me this year.1982 Viard Freres Vosne Romanee 1er: ... ... Clos de Beze.2007 Sauzet Batard Montrachet - Incredibly pure Chardonnay with enough back bone to make it complete. Paired with a perfect Langostino dish, it was one of those epic wine moment Read More

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  • Glad you enjoyed gents, it was all really over the top. I suppose there is some head room there for even better wines down the road in life, but the food and set up was about as good as it gets. Al, for you and anyone scoring at home, I'd probably put most of the Burgundies between 93 - 96 points. With the Faiveley Beze tops, Jadot Musigny 2nd, ... Read More

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  • Started with the two champagnes, and white burgundies. The White Burgundy ... ... heaven! The '07 Sauzet Batard Montrachet was a beautiful, pure expression of Chardonnay. There was not a single note of noise or impression of alcohol. The lemon fruit was subdued and silky. If one had a knit, it may be that it wasn't a powerful wine, it was the ... Read More

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  • Al, I could be wrong but 100 pt wines are predominantly Napa Cabs, where the ... tougher).I know the Sauzet Batard Montrachet I'm bringing is a 98+ according to John Gilman, who is one of the only critics I look at/consider, along with the guys who made up what was IWC (Tanzer, Raynolds, D'Agata).The Burgundy I may be most looking forward to i... Read More

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  • This Thursday evening at Officine BRERA, I'll get a chance to taste some ... some ... Burgs2004 Leflaive Batard Montrachet 2004 Pierre Yves Colin Morey Chevalier Montrachet 2007 Sauzet Batard Montrachet 1999 Bouchard Chevlaier Montrachet  Red Burgs1966 Leroy Chapelle-Chambertin 1966 Faiveley Clos de Beze 1985 Jadot Musigny 1988 La Pousse d'Or... Read More

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  • DV, I'm not sure how much you want to spend...this tasting was a bit over ... ... well, but the Bienvenue Batard Montrachet's showed best of the whites and are probably $400+ bottles. The lowest priced reds were probably the Clos de BezeAnyhow, no need to rush in to pricey bottles...excellent Burgundy can still be had in the $50 - $100 range.... Read More

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  • Guillemard-Clerc Chardonnay Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2008


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  • I'm probably not getting it in the way you intend.These people have, for ... not singleton) of chilled Batard Montrachet handy while watching the sunset in still seas off the Bahamas with appropriate company...   ; Read More

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  • Freemark Abbey was actually quite good back in the late '60s, all through the '70s and into the '80s. They were even included in the 1976 Judgment of Paris where they took 10th place, amongst some very heavyweight competition. Will post those results, fully expecting the formatting to go awry... ;-( For the reds, then the whites:RankGradeWineVin... Read More

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  • Let me start by saying I pretty much drink chardonnay from France or California. If it's 90% butter and little else, I'm out. If it tastes like lemon juice and weeds, I'm also out. If California, I'm looking for nicely developed fruit profile without so much oak that it taste like I'm sucking on a tree. I like Peter Michael chardonnay ***a lot**... Read More

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