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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  • Definitely have some to add. Here are the first dozen or so off the top of my ... night.2011 Benjamin Leroux Batard Montrachet - This was a stunner had over the weekend. Gotta love a good Batard! &nbs Read More

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  • I mentioned several days ago how much of a fan of good Burgundy chards I am. ... whites like Silex, or a good Batard Montrachet, are truly touchstones, IMHO. With fondue and raclette, a lot of which I've had in Switzerland and neighboring parts of France like Savoie, I also tend most often to drink whites, so the pouilly fume were perfect the ... Read More

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  • Benjamin Leroux is quite a talent. Think he may have had a great year in 2011 ... since. Noticed he makes a Batard Montrachet as well.&nbs Read More

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  • Apparently it seems more than a few people may have already backed up their ... ... to spray, if at all, etc.Batard Montrachet is good stuff...can't imagine cases being opened in one night though. Yeah, that must have been something. To find like minded partiers half the challeng Read More

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  • It was a crazy afternoon, with quite a few people in and out of the two connected suites. The diehards who'd be going out with us got the Hermitage in the early evening before leaving, but everyone had access to the Batard up to then.The concierge got me three cases of the Batard and one of the Jaboulet a couple days earlier (kept one case of th... Read More

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  • Amour, used to stay at the Savoy quite a bit during the '90s and naughties. Was usually out and about so didn't use their restaurants and bars very frequently, but did have a few parties or generally receive visitors in their very spacious (and high-ceilinged) and comfortably decorated rooms. So most of our champers drinking happened there.Went ... Read More

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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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