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Bienvenue Bâtard Montrachet, Domaine Ramonet 2007

SubregionCôte de Nuits
Grape VarietyChardonnay

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Burgundy2007Bienvenue Bâtard Montrachet, Domaine Ramonet NewBT 0 \ 101012,000.001294 AM101333.333333333394.0094.00Bienvenue Batard Montrachet, Ramonet0.7530
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Tasting Notes

It's relatively rare when I find the Ramonet Bienvenues to be superior to their Bâtard (though there are any number of vintages where I have found them to be qualitative equals) but 2007 is one vintage where it is. The primary reason is not so much because there is a noticeable difference in the respective underlying materials but rather because the balance of the BBM is better and the acid support is better integrated as well than in the Bâtard. Moreover, after 2 hours of aeration, the BBM had softened considerably and rounded out into something genuinely sublime where as the Bâtard remained taciturn and angular after the same period. The open question of course is whether the Bâtard is simply much more primary and thus less evolved but ultimately will follow a similar evolutionary curve? For those who are risk averse, buy the Bienvenues. And for those who are fans of both wines, buy both but to the extent that you have the choice, I would favor buying more of the Bienvenues because it's a really, really lovely wine and a surer bet.

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (36), January 2009
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