Paul Pernot Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
Price: $269.50 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Somewhat surprisingly this is both more elegant and more floral with equally good aromatic complexity and even a bit more freshness to the cool mix of white flowers and various orchard fruit scents. Yet again there is knock out size, weight, power and mid-palate concentration to the big-bodied flavors that somehow manage to retain very good delineation, all wrapped in a palate coating, beautifully balanced and strikingly persistent finish. Wow.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 94
Bright lemon-yellow color. Deep, musky aromas of lemon, lime, white peach, nut oils and wild herbs. Densely packed and highly concentrated but less fruity and more backward today than the Bienvenue, with its well-delineated flavors of white peach and white flowers nicely supported by harmonious acidity and underlying minerality. This substantial wine has the balance to ensure a graceful evolution in bottle. Pernot’s Bievenue is located on the Puligny side of its appellation while his Batard is in Chassagne, which explains why the latter wine is usually weightier and deeper, not to mention more backward in the early going.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 93+