Etienne Sauzet Batard Montrachet 2015
|Appellation||Cote de Beaune|
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a more reserved and conservative bouquet compared to the Bienvenue, with dew-speckled Granny Smith apples, grass clipping, wet granite aromas unfolding in the glass but never letting go completely. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, a little more tension and race than the Bienvenue yet displaying that same spicy, but here more saline finish that fans out with confidence. Excellent - this is very elegant.
BurghoundReduction currently dominates what appears to be notably ripe fruit. By contrast there is a lovely sense of energy to the bigger, richer and more powerful full-bodied flavors that also coat the palate with dry extract on the impressively long and equally complex finish. I mildly prefer the Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet because of its marginally better sense of verve but I underscore that the difference is slight and it's obviously an open question as to how the two wines will compare over time - in sum, both are excellent. 92-94