(a blend of estate fruit and purchased must from vines on the Chassagne side): Pale color. Ripe, peach, smoky oak and clove on the nose. Fat, dense and sweet; showing less personality and class than the Corton-Charlemagne but noteworthy depth and weight. I don't find a lot of aromatic lift but this very rich wine appears to be passing through a sullen stage.
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.