2007 Domaine Henri Boillot Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

SKU #1055973 96 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 This is almost as ripe as the Criots and even more complex than the Bienvenues with a layered and deep nose of spice, toast, floral notes, peach, pear and lemon zest that can also be found on the utterly delicious, full-bodied and powerful flavors that are voluminous but focused, detailed and which detonate like a vinous bomb on the textured and palate staining finish that goes on and on. 2007 is a terrific vintage for this appellation as it adds a touch of elegance that Bâtard sometimes lacks. A monument that will age for years.  (7/ 2009)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Peach, musk melon, and papaya in the nose segue into a sumptuously rich, ripely-fruited palate that incorporates marzipan and honey, yet also a fresh cut of citrus. This would finish more lusciously were it not for a sheer concentration - encompassing citrus zest, peach kernel, vanilla bean, and alkaline minerality - of palate staining bitterness. It will probably retain stamina for a decade.  (12/ 2009)

91-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good pale color. Stone fruits and spicy oak on the nose, plus a suggestion of exotic fruits. Suave, rich and smooth, with powerful flavors of candied fruits, citrus peel and spicy oak. This dense, very ripe and dry wine is a bit youthfully tough today.  (9/ 2008)

Share |
Price: $349.99

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.

Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Product Reviews:

Add your own review of this item

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.