2019 Louis Jadot Bienvenues Batard Montrachet
2019 Louis Jadot Bienvenues Batard Montrachet A very finely detailed bouquet of subtle peach skin, praline and crushed stone aromas that actually remind me of Jean-Claude Bachelet’s take on this vineyard. The palate is very well balanced, quite rounded and fat in the mouth, although I would not describe it as rich per se. There are copious notes of praline, lemon thyme and orange pith, plus a dab of lemongrass on the finish. Despite its grand status, this is going to be tough to resist in its youth.
93/96 Jasper Morris MW ; Full-bodied, rich and powerful, Bâtard-Montrachet has intense aromas and flavors of almonds, apple, white flowers and spices, with incredible length. It will develop favorably for 10 to 20 years after the vintage. Inside Burgundy, January 2020
92/94 William Kelley,; Aromas of waxy citrus rind, marzipan, white flowers and warm pastry introduce the 2018 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru (Maison Louis Jadot), a full-bodied, ample and enveloping wine that’s layered, textural and lively, concluding with a nicely defined finish. Wine Advocate , January 2020
Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.
Bâtard-Montrachet is a grand cru vineyard at the base of the Montrachet hill, across the communes of Chassagne and Puligny-Montrachet. Along with its grand cru neighbors Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet is considered to be one of the very best terroirs in the world for the Chardonnay grape variety, making complex, structured wines with excellent aging abilities.
Louis Jadot is one of Burgundy’s most important negociants, both qualitatively and quantitatively, with a portfolio that covers everything from inexpensive Bourgogne and Beaujolais wines to several grand cru wines, from the Côte de Beaune to Chablis. Unsurprisingly, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay feature heavily in the portfolio.