2017 Ramonet Batard Montrachet

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Wine Critic Reviews for 2017 Ramonet Batard Montrachet

Appealing smoke and oyster shell aromas frame hazelnut, peach and pastry flavors in this complex, harmonious white. The luscious texture embraces a beam of acidity, keeping this defined and extending the finish. Smooth and balanced, this is tempting to drink now but will be even better in a year or two. Best from 2022 through 2032. 60 cases imported.

Wine Spectator | 97 WS
The 2017 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru unwinds in the glass with aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, acacia honey, fresh pastry, crushed mint, citrus oil and blanched almonds. On the palate, it's full-bodied, muscular and enveloping, with a deep and multidimensional core, lively acids and chalky structuring extract, concluding with a long and reverberative finish. While this is quite an open and expressive vintage chez Ramonet, the Bâtard will certainly reward some bottle age.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 95+ RP
(Domaine Jean-Claude Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru White) Like the Chevalier, there is a touch of sulfur-induced skunkiness though it's not as strong as the aeration had more of a pronounced effect. There is excellent volume to the attractively refined, indeed even sleek, larger-scaled flavors that possess good levels of dry extract that also serves to buffer the firm acid spine shaping the beautifully long finale that delivers excellent depth. While the nose isn't especially attractive today, my rating offers the benefit of the doubt that it will eventually harmonize because otherwise there is much to like. (Drink starting 2029).

Burghound | 94 BH

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Vintage 2017
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 Ramonet: Domaine Ramonet accolades are numerous, and their wines are a common talking point among white wine connoisseurs. Their reputation can easily topple many of their older rivals, and their presence on the market is nothing short of dominant. Everyone wants to own at least a bottle of Domaine Ramonet, and by the time you try their wines once, you will want the same thing. Its acidity is enough to create a wonderful texture and balance out the flavors, but not enough to overstay its welcome - including refreshing as crunchy apples, stone fruit, and zesty citrus. These whites can lift your spirits during the hottest summer days! , and they pair exceptionally well with a variety of dishes, making them a versatile choice for social events.
Rating 97 WS
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.
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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