This is slightly more complex if a bit less elegant with its equally broad-ranging nose of apple, pear, white flowers and mandarin orange, all of which is trimmed in just enough wood to warrant mentioning. There is outstanding volume to the concentrated, powerful and palate coating flavors that are supported by a firm acid spine on the tension-filled and massively persistent finish. This is a big yet well-balanced Bâtard that should age for a very long time yet be approachable after only 5-ish years or so.
The 2015 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru from Henri Boillot is a dramatic, powerful rendition of the 2015 vintage, offering up notes of ripe peach, tangerine oil, toasted nuts, iodine and wheat toast. On the palate, the wine is glossy, textural and full-bodied, with almost chewy extract and considerable amplitude, kept in check by succulent acids. Gourmand and generous, this is a classic Bâtard-Montrachet.
(13.3% alcohol without chaptalization): Medium yellow, a bit paler than the Clos de la Mouchère. Complex but reticent aromas of stone and soft citrus fruits, menthol and minerals. Plush and thick but sappy, even penetrating; not at all a fat or heavy style of Bâtard, thanks no doubt to early picking. Boasts excellent definition to its stone fruit and saline mineral flavors. Finishes tactile, powerful and very long, slightly aggressive but not hot. This wine needs--and should repay--several years of bottle aging.