2015 Fontaine Gagnard Batard Montrachet

- 1.5L
96
JG
Availability: In Stock
$599.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
83875-1.5-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

(Bâtard-Montrachet- Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard) The 2015 Bâtard-Montrachet from Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard is a cool and classy customer, coming in at 13.1 percent octane and delivering great elegance and depth on both the nose and palate. The bouquet is a stunning blend of pear, apple, lemon, chalky soil tones, a hint of the pastry cream to come, citrus zest and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and very mineral in profile, with a gorgeous core of fruit, snappy acids and superb length and grip on the poised and perfectly balanced finish. Great juice! (Drink between 2020-2050)

John Gilman | 96 JG
The Bâtard is more reserved than the extrovert Criots, but it is the more serious bottle this year, with a restrained bouquet of Meyer lemon, poached pear, iodine and white flowers, again framed by some creamy new wood. On the palate the wine is very concentrated, deep and pure, with notable extract and texture, and a long, penetrating, powerful finish. Superb. Drinking Window 2022 - 2033

Decanter | 94 DEC
More restrained on the nose than the Criots, offering scents of mirabelle, pink grapefruit, menthol and wild herbs. Richer and plusher on the palate, with its considerable sucrosité nicely countered by strong acidity. This very sexy wine is smoother than the Criots in the early going and its rising finish suggests that it will age slowly. Leaves behind a note of spicy oak in the empty glass.

Vinous Media | 94 VM
Moderately firm reduction presently dominates the underlying fruit. Otherwise, the succulent yet powerful flavors possess imposing size, weight and punch while also concluding in a robust, mouth coating and firmly structured finish. Like the Criots this is absolutely going to require at least mid-term cellaring but it should be well worth the wait.

Burghound | 93 BH

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2015
Format 1.5L
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer F.Gagnard
Rating 96 JG
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy White: No one can express the full potential of Chardonnay quite like the visionaries from Burgundy. With an almost entirely single-minded devotion to the noble varietal in question, they continue to push the boundaries of quality, to the joy of their many fans worldwide. Discover the nuances of every producer and come out changed forever.
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Varietal Chardonnay: Isn't just the most popular white wine in the world - it's angelic. Anyone with a developed taste for fine wine would struggle to maintain composure after tasting some of the stronger vintages of this masterpiece. Aside from France and the United States, you can expect to encounter bottles from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Chile, and quite a few others. Every region that produces quality Chardonnay tends to add their own spin to it by including a lot of delicious fruits and changing up their techniques
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