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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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  • 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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  • Don't hate me because my friends are a little crazy, but we decided to be as civilized as possible yesterday afternoon and brought out the following:1994 Latour Batard-Montrachet1995 Cardinale red1996 Opus One2006 Bell Sonnette Delamain "Extra" Cognac (for the chaser, as it were)Looking out over Dallas' Turtle Creek from the 21st floor, we paire... Read More

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  • Remoissenet Bienvenue Batard Montrachet 2006


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    Wine review by Barberolo

  • Louis Latour Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2010


    Crisp and lean chardonnay from Burgundy. Citrus, lemon, slight touch of white grapefruit, palate cleansing acidity and a decent finish. Not great, but a decent mid-week drinker for the price. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Domaine Leflaive Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2009


    2009 Puligny-Montrachet Batard-Montrachet, Grand CruDomaine Leflaive 750ml$475.00Sensational Single Read More

    Wine review by burgundywinecompany

  • Domaine Leflaive Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2009


    2007 PULIGNY-MONTRACHET BATARD-MONTRACHET, GRAND CRUDomaine Leflaive , White Wine, 750mlPure power and class! Read More

    Wine review by burgundywinecompany

  • Louis Latour Chambertin Grand Cru "Cuvee Heritiers Latour" Chambertin 2007


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • Paul Pernot in Puligny Montrachet is an authentic vigneron. And his wines are ... some of that. Bienvenue Batard Montrachet 2009. Here we have 40% new oak. Bottled in August. Very rich. Somewhat tropical. There is a veritable volume to this wine but also quite elegant. Is there just a hint of heat? Batard Montrachet 2009. 45% new oak. Herbal n... Read More

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  • Girardin Vincent Bienvenues Batard Montrachet 2010


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    Wine review by lrgarza

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