Lucien Le Moine Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
Price: $605.95 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
This is overtly oxidative in character and thus it is very difficult to read the nose. By contrast there is superb concentration to the markedly powerful and almost painfully intense broad-shouldered flavors that possess a massive reserve of dry extract that completely drenches the palate on the explosively long finish. This is almost tannic in character and this is going to require a very long snooze in a cool cellar before it’s ready.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 93-95
Aromas of lime, clove, nutmeg, mint, menthol and flint. Hugely concentrated but tightly coiled, conveying a powerful saline impression of terroir. Very dry and classic and explosive on the aftertaste, this grand cru will need a good decade of bottle aging before it approaches its peak.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 93-95
The sublime 2013 Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru has a very focused limestone, Cornice pear and spice-scented bouquet that is bashful at first but then opens up with just a few swirls of the glass. The palate is very well balanced with superbly judged acidity, almost Corton-Charlemagne like on the finish that is very long in the mouth. What d’ya know…this is equal to the Chevalier and the Montrachet this year – my pick of Mounir’s whites.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 94-96