Fontaine Gagnard Criots Batard Montrachet 2017 750mL


RP94 "Despite its warm mesoclimate, Céline Fontaine told me that the 2017 Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru didn't suffer in the dry August weather. As usual, the wine is rich and dramatic, bursting with a musky bouquet of mandarin orange, honeycomb, citrus blossom and spices. On the palate, it's full-bodied, broad and succulent, with an ample, textural attack but nice purity and delineation on the finish. The most precocious grand cru in the cellar, it will drink well out of the gates." WK Jan 2019
Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard, Criots-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru
As usual, Cécile Fontaine had bottled her 2017s just before harvest 2018, so I had the pleasure of tasting finished wines that will be entirely representative of the bottles that readers can buy. Succulent and defined by site, it's a lovely vintage at this address—which I've been visiting since my student days—and one that plays to the strengths of the domaine's pure, elegant and aromatic house style.

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