Blain-Gagnard Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2019 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
93 BH / 17 JR
Tasting note: There is just enough reduction to reduce the expressiveness and blur a bit of the nuance to what are clearly ripe and floral-suffused aromas. The rich, delicious and palate coating large-scaled flavors possess impressive density while delivering excellent length on the compact and youthfully austere bitter lemon-inflected finish that is even firmer. Unlike the Criots that could reasonably be approached after 5-ish or so years, this is going to require between 12 and 15 years of patience if you wish to experience it at its peak.
Less open than the Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet, very little to the aroma – just a touch spicy/oily and perhaps a little bit smoky/reductive. Deep and full in the mouth, rounded, rather gentle considering its youth but with a good balance on the finish between creamy texture and zippy acidity. --Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson