2020 Domaine Faiveley Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
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2020 Domaine Faiveley Batard Montrachet Grand Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$1099. 00
$13188.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

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.

Other Reviews....
Here the equally layered nose is a bit more expressive with its aromas of white orchard fruit, abundant citrus and discreet wood influence. The slightly bigger flavors also possess an exceptionally refined, sleek and encompassing texture while displaying focused power on the complex, sappy and balanced finish that really fans out as it sits on the palate. At present, this isn't quite as complex as the BBM though it may catch it in time. Drink through 2028+.
91-94 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2020 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru unfurls in the glass with aromas of ripe orchard fruit, hazelnuts, freshly baked bread, baking spices and buttered toast. Full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's generous and giving, with lively acids and plenty of mid-palate weight. As I've written before about this cuvée, if it can pick up some additional tension during a second winter on the lees, my score will seem conservative.
92-94 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 21, 2022)

The 2020 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a very well-defined, quite mineral-driven bouquet with touches of white chocolate and even a hint of marron glacées percolating through the citrus fruit. The palate is extremely well balanced, but tight and focused, good depth, quite creamy towards the finish. Very difficult not to swallow this now, but it will age very well in bottle. Excellent. Drink 2025-2045.
94-96 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

Bright clean pale yellow. Immediately there is more weight of fruit compared to the Faiveley 2020 Bienvenues-Bâtard, more power in a good way here. The class absolutely explodes on the palate, white fruit with just a little additional ripeness, all the weight in the world but disciplined. Very long indeed.
96-98 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy