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1998 Verget Bâtard-Montrachet

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Latest Sale Price

March 23, 2003 - $90

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RATINGS

91The Wine Advocate

...Aromatically displaying red berries, butter, spices, and fresh herbs, this is a creamy yet bright, medium-to-full-bodied wine. Poached pears, peaches, baked apples, and candied lemons...

91Wine Spectator

Balanced and very Puligny-like, here is a wine with vanilla, hazelnut and tropical flavors. Ripe, velvety and full-bodied, it makes for a lovely drink. Drink now through 2010.

90-92Stephen Tanzer

...Fat and honeyed but bright in the mouth, with a tangy pineapple flavor. Finishes spicy, ripe and long...

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet

Batard-Montrachet is one of the four great Grand Cru Chardonnay vineyards in the appellation of Puligny-Montrachet, in Burgundy. Like its neighbor Le Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet also lies partly in the Chassagne-Montrachet appellation just to the south of Puligny-Montrachet. At 30 acres, Batard-Montrachet is the largest of four Grand Crus and it is divided into nearly 30 individually owned parcels. Located just to the east of Le Montrachet, the soil of Batard-Montrachet is deeper and less thin. The largest landholders are Leflaive, with 4.5 acres; Ramonet, 1.2 acres; Bachelet-Ramonet, 1.4 acres; and Paul Pernot, 1.5 acres.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.