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Domaine Jean Chartron Batard-Montrachet 2013 750ml

Rated 92-94 - The 2013 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has an appealing marine influence on the nose. Like many Bâtard-Montrachet '13s from barrel,...
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Louis Latour Batard Montrachet 2011 750ml

Rated 92-94 - A discreet application of wood frames the overtly ripe though once again, not really exotic nose aromas of both white and yellow...
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Olivier Leflaive Batard-Montrachet 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - A very mild hint of reduction isn't enough to completely mask the citrus-inflected white orchard fruit scents. This is a powerful and...

Batard Montrachet Chardonnay

Of all the white wine grape varietals, surely the one which has spread the furthest and is most widely appreciated is the Chardonnay. This green skinned grape is now grown all over the Old and New Worlds, from New Zealand to the Americas, from England to Chile, and is one of the first varietals people think of when considering white wine grapes. Perhaps this is because of its huge popularity which reached a peak in the 1990s, thanks to new technologies combining with traditional methods to bring the very best features out of the Chardonnay grape, and allow its unique qualities to shine through. Most fine Chardonnay wines use a process known as malolactic fermentation, wherein the malic acids in the grape juice are converted to lactic acids, allowing a creamier, buttery nature to come forward in the wine. No grape varietal is better suited to this process than Chardonnay, which manages to balance these silky, creamy notes with fresh white fruit flavors beautifully.