2013 Fontaine Gagnard Criots Batard Montrachet
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • JG 96
  • WA 94
  • BH 93
  • ST 92

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Reg: $269.94

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JG 96
View From The Cellar, November 2014
The 2013 Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet from the Fontaine family is utterly magical wine in the making, wafting from the glass in a gorgeous and youthful mélange of apple, pear, tangerine, gentle smokiness, an exotic touch of... The 2013 Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet from the Fontaine family is utterly magical wine in the making, wafting from the glass in a gorgeous and youthful mélange of apple, pear, tangerine, gentle smokiness, an exotic touch of spiced meats, a superb base of chalky soil tones, lemon blossoms and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and absolutely rock solid at the core, with a primary personality, great focus and grip and a very, very long finish that thunders to a close with great mineral drive and backend energy. Brilliant Criots. (Drink between 2021-2055)
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014
The 2013 Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru has a much more austere bouquet than the Criots: stubborn and standoffish at the moment. The palate is well balanced with light peach, tangerine and lemon curd notes, the new oak... The 2013 Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru has a much more austere bouquet than the Criots: stubborn and standoffish at the moment. The palate is well balanced with light peach, tangerine and lemon curd notes, the new oak (one-third) nicely integrated and rounding out the tensile finish that displays superb salinity. The more this stays in the glass, the better it becomes. Superb.
BH 93
Burghound, June 2015
There is enough reduction present to push what appears to be ripe and mildly exotic yellow fruit aromas to the background. The big-bodied, powerful and solidly concentrated medium weight plus flavors possess notably... There is enough reduction present to push what appears to be ripe and mildly exotic yellow fruit aromas to the background. The big-bodied, powerful and solidly concentrated medium weight plus flavors possess notably better mid-palate density before terminating in a balanced and impressively persistent finish. Note that my score offers the benefit of the doubt that this will develop more depth over the next decade as it's presently less complex than either the Bâtard or the Montrachet. However the underlying material appears to be present such that this enhanced level of depth can develop.
ST 92
Vinous, May 2015
(92+) Pale, bright yellow. Lively aromas of exotic fruits, floral honey and clove. Silky, rich and suave, conveying sexy soil tones to its flavors of lime, menthol and white truffle. This nicely balanced, tactile... (92+) Pale, bright yellow. Lively aromas of exotic fruits, floral honey and clove. Silky, rich and suave, conveying sexy soil tones to its flavors of lime, menthol and white truffle. This nicely balanced, tactile Criots-Batard comes across as more refined than its 2014 sibling, but that wine was in an awkward stage at the end of May.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork