Paul Pernot Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
Price: $306.89 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
A dense nose combines notes of essence of pear and white peach with an array of floral and spice scents. There is more muscle to the intense big-bodied flavors that possess a highly textured palate feel before terminating in a beautifully complex and persistent finish. This is bigger if a bit less refined than the Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet and I like both but for different reasons. Note that this too should age effortlessly.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 93
The 2014 Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a gorgeous bouquet: orange blossom, cold limestone, chalk and a touch of citrus lemon that are all quite intense and well defined. The palate is well balanced with a slightly honeyed opening, leaning slightly on the richer side for the vintage, counterbalanced however by sufficient acidity to maintain tension. This is an excellent Batard-Montrachet from Pernot.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 94
Pale green-yellow. Brisk aromas of lemon and lime zest, crushed herbs and white pepper, plus a faint buttery nuance. Supple and sweet but juicy and surprisingly light on its feet; larger-scaled than the Bienvenue but more closed today. Tightens up on the very ripe but slightly disjointed finish. Does this have the energy of the Bienvenue?
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 91-94