2012 Fontaine Gagnard Criots Batard Montrachet
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • WA 95
  • ST 94
  • BH 92

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Reg: $280.94

$249.94

In Stock: 0 btls
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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2013
The 2012 Criots-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru comes from the family’s one-third hectare holding planted between the 1930s and 1990s. It was picked the same day as the premier crus and Celine told me that it always has a... The 2012 Criots-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru comes from the family’s one-third hectare holding planted between the 1930s and 1990s. It was picked the same day as the premier crus and Celine told me that it always has a slightly higher degree of alcohol. It has an entrancing bouquet with perfumed apricot, peach and dried citrus peel notes infused with minerals – feminine and seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with a rounded, powerful, spicy opening. It is very well balanced, very concentrated on the finish. This is compelling like so many from this under-rated grand cru vineyard, though there are just four barrels instead of the usual eight in this year. - Neal Martin
ST 94
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2013
(ST91-94 points) Musky, oily peach and smoky oak on the nose. Round and sweet, with complex lemon, lime, stone fruit, honey and leesy flavors nicely framed by harmonious, ripe acidity. Less penetrating and subtle than the... (ST91-94 points) Musky, oily peach and smoky oak on the nose. Round and sweet, with complex lemon, lime, stone fruit, honey and leesy flavors nicely framed by harmonious, ripe acidity. Less penetrating and subtle than the Caillerets but compellingly sweet and very long on the aftertaste. Plenty of power here.
BH 92
Burghound - Burghound, June 2014
Notes of pain grillé combine with mildly exotic aromas that are not dissimilar from those of the Caillerets though here there is a distinct petrol element as well. Despite the elevated ripeness displayed by the nose the... Notes of pain grillé combine with mildly exotic aromas that are not dissimilar from those of the Caillerets though here there is a distinct petrol element as well. Despite the elevated ripeness displayed by the nose the palate impression of the attractively textured and concentrated flavors is quite cool and reserved, all wrapped in a complex, long and balanced finish that also exhibits a touch of sweetness.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2012