2014 Jacques Bavard St-Romain Blanc "Sous le Château"

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Maison Jacques Bavard is a tiny negociant producer in Puligny-Montrachet. He comes from a long line of wine-growers, and is dedicated to working with organic and biodynamic growers. We found him a few years ago on a tip, and found the purity of his wines to be most impressive. Thanks to importing his wines directly, we have them available at a very modest price.

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Staff Image By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/26/2017 | Send Email
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Lemon crème, green apple and white flower aromas dominate this fantastic white. On the palate citrus fruits and apple flavors mingle with bright acidity and mineral notes. The wine has a laser-beam like focus and the finish just goes-on-and-on.
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Staff Image By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/2/2016 | Send Email
One of my faves from this year's Bavard line up but you have to appreciate its finer boned structure. This parcel high on the slope in St-Romain always seems to give a more elegant, mineral driven style with a more linear mouthfeel and delicate floral top notes. The oak fills in nicely on the finish giving great persistence and just subtly taking the edge of this wines piercing acidity. Good stuff!
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Staff Image By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/1/2016 | Send Email
This is my absolute favorite bottling from Jacques Bavard, and the 2014 vintage does not disappoint! In fact, it may be my favorite vintage of this wine to date. Although the wine has plenty of fruit and flesh up front, it is tempered nicely by elegant acidity, and has a depth of minerality that is hard to match. Like all of the Bavard whites, the "Sous le Chateau" sees some time in oak, but this affects the texture more than the flavor. The intensity of the mineral and fruit here is the overarching theme, with the other elements of oak and acidity highlighting rather than masking the purity of the wine.

Staff Image By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/31/2016 | Send Email
This wine comes from one of the best sites in St-Romain “Sous le Chateau”. This wine shows the most potential for a bit of cellaring. It is very tight and focused with tons of acidity and mineral hints that carry through to the finish. It shows excellent verve and tension.

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- 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.


- 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.


- 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.
Alcohol Content (%): 13