(from the highest part of this grand cru, according to Saouma): Site-driven aromas of soil and flinty minerality. Hugely glyceral yet pure, with outstanding sucrosite leavened by salty minerality and sexy brown spices. Finishes saline and very long, with lingering sweetness.
Bâtard-Montrachet is a great white Grand Cru in Burgundy's Côte D'or. Its vineyards are located onthe slope beneath Le Montrachet, in the Côte de Beaune. Bâtard-Montrachet's soils are heavier than those surrounding it, made up of brown limestone and gravel, which pave the way for rich, nutty, honeyed and heady wines with good structure. They are not as elegant as those from Chevalier-Montrachet and are broader and weightier than wines from Montrachet.