2019 Domaine Faiveley Bienvenues Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825, and while they have been known for producing outstanding quality wines throughout this time, they are widely considered one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade. Since taking over from his father Francois, Erwan Faiveley has made a deliberate decision to emphasise freshness and purity of fruit rather than fruit extraction, and at times, excessive use of new oak. This change has resulted in wines with greater refinement and vineyard character expression.
Aromas of orange oil, white flowers, fresh pastry, smoke, pastry cream, confit lemon and ripe pears introduce Faiveley's 2019 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, a full-bodied, textural and enveloping wine that's satiny and incisive, with tangy acids and a seamless, elegant profile.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2019 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a crisp, well-defined bouquet of green apple and juniper scents infused with crushed limestone; very good concentration here. The harmonious palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, touches of apricot and tangerine and a pretty finish that leaves a spicy aftertaste. Drink this Bienvenues over the next 12–15 years.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Deep yellow and green. Quite accessible but suggesting depth, mandarins, citron confit and Jérôme Flous brings out his saffron suggestion again. This is very well balanced on the palate, just a light touch of toast, very good natural acidity, fine and stylish, keeps coming on. Normal yields here. Very long. This is a bit like an over exuberant puppy. Fun at a very high level.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy