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Montrachet is an AOC and Grand Cru vineyard within the Côte de Beaune region in Burgundy, France. The spelling of the name is seen in many derivations (Mont-Rachet, Mon-Rachez, etc.), but is now most typically spelled Montrachet. Le Montrachet (or sometimes Mont-Rachet) is the hillside where it is located. It is surrounded by four other Grand Crus vineyards, Chevalier-Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet, Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet, and Criots-Batards-Montrachet. But Montrachet is often considered le grand kahuna of the hill. It’s all Chardonnay, all the time, and many say this is where the grape is at its ultimate finest, displaying the most balance, depth of flavor and aging potential. The appellation was established in 1937, setting forth strict rules on yields, grape ripeness at harvest, and production techniques. 

Montrachet straddles the villages of Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. The grapes are planted to face the sun for optimal ripeness, north-south in Puligny and Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Poema Brut Cava 2005


    Good cava. One bottle got split between my husband and me one night. Nice balance, not to sweet or dry. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Glad you enjoyed gents, it was all really over the top. I suppose there is some ... d'Or and the Chevalier Montrachet' Read More

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  • Started with the two champagnes, and white burgundies. The White Burgundy ... ... 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 midpoint... Read More

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  • Al, I could be wrong but 100 pt wines are predominantly Napa Cabs, where the ... ... 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 is the ... Read More

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  • This Thursday evening at Officine BRERA, I'll get a chance to taste 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 Volnay Cl... Read More

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  • I'm not a big Chablis fan, and lobster would seem to fit a bigger white ... like a Meursault or Puligny Montrachet.&nbs Read More

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  • DMC- well shipping is around $350 per case so cost prohibitive unless something ... 1re Cru, the 2010 Puligny-Montrachet 1re Cru, and the 2005 Santenay that I liked so much. The prices were really good, I thought, (in euro) 25.80 for the Pommard, 34.80 for the P-M, and 16.20 for the Santenay. The Corton, by the way, that they were really proud ... Read More

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  • JonD- Yes, the 08 Picard Meursault Premier Cru was one of the wines that starts ... whites. The 2012 Chassagne-Montrachet "Les Vergers" 1er Cru that they served to me at the Chateau (had to ask and they gracefully obliged) was outstanding as a 60 euro bottle. I probably overdosed on these but I got on a roll. One road sign led to another. All i... Read More

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  • Montrachet, Meursault 1ers, and Cortons, Ho Ho!Yes you are killing it. Any highlights? That '08 Meursault 1er Genevrieres must've been great. Some other really nice wines in there too. Read More

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  • BLM, you're killin' it!  Now you really have me yearning to get ... ... and especially Puligny Montrachet, maybe next summer if things work out right. Keep enjoying yourself and keep the notes and pics comin Read More

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