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Bâtard Montrachet, Olivier Leflaive 2018

Subregion France > Burgundy > Côte de Beaune > Puligny-Montrachet
Grape VarietyChardonnay

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Tasting Notes

The 2018 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has turned out nicely, opening in the glass with notes of buttered orchard fruit, honeycomb, wheat toast and marzipan. Full-bodied, rich and textural, it's fleshy and layered, with bright acids, good depth at the core and a long, delicately toasty finish. Bottled under Diam, it will offer a broad drinking window.

William Kelley, RobertParker.com, January 2021

Fresh lemon and lime colour. Some citrus on the nose too, followed by a bit of bacon fat reduction. There is significant weight here, all at the back of the palate. Very youthful. Developing steadily without becoming overdone. All very compact and classy until the bacon returns. Finishes more crisply. DIAM 10 closure.

Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy, May 2022
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