Richer and firmer than a 1er cru, our Bâtard-Montrachet reveals its power and structure while still young, but nevertheless is built for laying down. Fat, meaty, vinous, fleshy and full-bodied, it has a solidity that makes its aromas of honey, toast and almonds almost chewable. It will be at its best after a number of years.
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 90-93
"Good bright yellow. Yellow fruits, clove and musky lees on the nose. Rich, round and fat if a bit youthfully aggressive, with a hint of salty minerality complicating the ripe yellow peach and spicy oak flavors. Nicely ripe and long but not yet particularly complex, this wine will require at least a few years of bottle aging. Thomas previously began with the same juice as brother Vincent, but since 2011 he has had rented an additional old-vines parcel of Batard, which he says routinely produces very ripe, millerande grapes."