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2018 Domaine Pierre Morey Batard Montrachet Grand Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$920. 00 Bottle
$11040.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Pierre Morey became one of the most respected winemakers in Burgundy through the 1980's, and only enhanced his reputation further upon taking up the régisseur (general manager and head vigneron) role at Domaine Leflaive in 1988. All the while he ran his own domaine in Meursault with his daughter, Anne, beginning to work there too. When she was studying, Pierre sat Anne down and explained: “I can teach you a thing or two about making white wine, but I cannot with red so please pay extra attention in school to Pinot Noir!”. The proof is in the pudding, their red wines are now equally as first rate as their white wines. The wines of Domaine Pierre Morey are of the highest and most celebrated echelon in Burgundy. They have been farmed organically since 1993 and biodynamically since 1998. They are fine and structured yet ever so flavoursome. As the wines age they require air in the glass and tighten before your eyes.

Other Reviews....
Discreet wood sets off the white peach and panoply of citrus elements that exhibit a touch of phenolic character. There is excellent delineation and vibrancy to the broader-shouldered flavors that possess fine depth on the tautly muscular and powerful finish that is clean, dry and youthfully austere. This is also quite tightly wound and is definitely a wine that is going to require extended patience if you wish to experience it at its peak. In a word, lovely. Drink 2030+.
92-94 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

Aromas of green pear, almond paste, mandarin oil, honeyed yellow orchard fruit and pastry cream introduce the 2018 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, a full-bodied, deep and muscular wine that's layered and concentrated, with lovely mid-palate amplitude and serious chalky structuring extract. This is a long and powerful Bâtard that will require bottle age to fulfill all its potential. Readers should note that this wine is identical with the Bâtard-Montrachet released under the Morey-Blanc label.
94-96 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

The 2018 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru comprises three-and-a-half barrels this year. It has an absolutely killer bouquet of intense, mineral-rich citrus fruit that gains vigor with aeration. Wonderful delineation and precision here, with oyster shell and estuarine scents emerging with time. The palate is very well balanced, delivering a precise, intense entry and enormous depth and volume in the mouth, but with counterbalancing tension on a long, spicy finish that fans out wonderfully. Superb. Drink 2024 - 2055.
96-98 points
Neal Martin - Vinous