Pale yellow. Restrained aromas of apple, spices and minerals. More obviously stony and youthfully imploded than the Bienvenue, but already conveys captivating delicacy and a light touch to its intense pear and white peach flavors. A real live wire today, but this is also a very refined example of Batard-Montrachet. Should evolve slowly and gracefully; in fact, I may be underrating this wine today.
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.