2014 Louis Jadot Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Allen Meadows - Burghound
While not quite as elegant the Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, the equally reserved nose is even slightly more complex with its layered array of pear, white peach, lilac, acacia blossom and anise aromas. As is usually the case this is a bigger and richer wine with its imposingly scaled flavors that brim with palate coating dry extract before concluding in a driving and almost painfully intense finale. Like the Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet this most impressive effort is built to reward extended cellaring and indeed will need at least 6 to 8 before it will display even some of its full potential.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru is much more convincing and energetic on the nose compared to the Bienvenue with upfront, flinty scents storming from the glass. The palate has a touch of viscosity on the entry, predicating a powerful and broad shouldered Bâtard that is determined to make an impression, which it does. It is very well balanced, very intense and just a lovely white grand cru Burgundy.
(a good percentage of this négociant bottling is from purchased fruit, as opposed to purchased wine): White peach, white flowers and spices on the lively nose. Delivers an outstanding combination of richness and brightness, with vibrant lemony acidity framing and energizing the flavors of stone fruits, lemon and acacia flower. This very long, palate-staining Batard