Blain-Gagnard Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2020

A$750.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Burgundy, France
Rating
94 points

Vintages

2020

Description


Domaine Blain-Gagnard was formed in 1980 when Jean-Marc Blain married Claudine Gagnard, youngest daughter of Jacques and Marie-Josèphe Gagnard of Domaine Gagnard-Delagrange. The couple runs this venerable domaine with the help of their son Marc-Antonin. They now control 20.5 acres of vines in Chassagne-Montrachet, including holdings in three grands crus: Le Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet, and Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet.

Chassagne-Montrachet lies towards the southern end of the Côte de Beaune and is famous for its white wines, although half of its total plantings are in red. In addition to the Grand Crus, Blain-Gagnard’s holdings in Chassagne-Montrachet include two red premier crus and four white premier crus along with small holdings in Volnay and Pommard. The vineyards are farmed by lutte raisonée (“reasoned struggle”).

Bâtard-Montrachet is shared almost evenly between the two villages of Puligny and Chassagne. It is the largest of the area’s five Grand Crus with the upper section closest to Montrachet sharing similar soil and exposure. The Blain-Gagnard wine comes from three vineyard plots totaling 1.1 acres, and is from vines planted between 1939 and 1986.

Rating

Score
94 - 94 points
Reviewer
Burghound
Review

This is relatively firmly reduced so if you're tempted to try a bottle young, be sure to give it some air first. Otherwise, there is good power and underlying tension to the medium weight plus flavors that retain solid delineation on the impressively long finish. This will need to add depth with time in bottle, but the material is present for that to occur.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
8-12 °C
Alcohol
13.8%
Cellar until
2030 - 2040
Decanter
Food pairing
Sand Crab Lasagna

Tasting Profile

Palate
A great Bâtard-Montrachet is a wine of volume, weight, and power with rich honeyed flavours, broad texture, and with an intensity of fruit and minerals. It is sometimes compared to the powerful wines of Corton-Charlemagne but Bâtard-Montrachet always has more tautness and tension, making a great wine for cellaring ten years or more.

Blain-Gagnard Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2020

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