JancisRobinson.com – 17.0
Rich nose but only medium weight on the palate. Not one of the most opulent Bâtards. Chewy end. Correct. No one would be disappointed by this – good persistence.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026
Vinous – 90
The 2011 Batard-Montrachet comes across as quite soft in this vintage. Hints of lime, ginger, honey, apricots and white flowers develop as the wine opens up, but I don’t quite see the pure depth or intensity of the very best years. Batard is usually a powerful wine, but there isn’t much of that here. I expect the 2011 to offer its best drinking sooner rather than later.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2015
Robert Parker – 94
The Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2011 from Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard is a gem. Here we have a killer limestone, stony bouquet that is stoic but utterly captivating, more like a Montrachet in my opinion. The palate is struck through with superb tension and grace, delicate touches of citrus peel, finely poised with an intense and penetrating finish. What a fabulous Bâtard-Montrachet this is from one of Chassagne top-notch growers.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035