2011 Domaine Paul Pernot Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Here the nose offers another notch up in aromatic complexity from the Pucelles with a very pretty combination of honeysuckle, spice, pear and citrus notes where the latter element continues onto the rich, pure and solidly powerful medium full flavors that possess ample palate staining dry extract and a hugely long finish. The underlying material is most impressive and there is so much extract that this will be approachable young yet certainly repay medium-term keeping. Good stuff.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow. Sweet peach, lemon, yellow flowers, mint and noble herbs on the nose, complicated by notes of hazelnut and basil. Dense and ripe but less pliant than the Pucelles, displaying good cut to the lemon, lime and floral flavors. Finishes firmer and longer than the Pucelles but less opulent today
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of the more extroverted wines in the lineup, the 2011 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet boasts considerable depth and harmony. Citrus, white flowers, floral-infused honey and chamomile take shape in the glass. This is a decidedly understated, feminine style of Bienvenues, and it works nicely. Saline notes underpin the creamy, inviting finish.