An introverted yet quite fresh nose of white flowers, apple, pear and soft spice hints. There is excellent concentration to the extract-rich flavors that culminate in an odd finish of menthol and something that is hard to describe but completely atypical. This may or may not correct itself and while the underlying material appears to be excellent, this is quite difficult to judge. Drink 2022+
The 2011 Batard-Montracht is deep, powerful and earthy. Even within the context of Batard, this is a full-bodied, massive, powerful wine. There is plenty of personality, the question is really whether the Batard will find a sense of balance and finesse over time, or if it is always going to be a brute. Drink 2017+
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.