2020 Domaine Faiveley Bienvenues Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru
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2020 Domaine Faiveley Bienvenues Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$920. 00
$11040.00 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 too the nose is cool and restrained with a discreet application of wood framing the layered aromas of honeysuckle, white peach and a variety of floral nuances. The refined and beautifully textured medium-bodied flavors possess excellent mid-palate concentration before terminating in a persistent, balanced and dry finale. This is also understated and lovely with the balance and material to reward at least a decade of aging. Drink through 2030+.
92-94 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

Aromas of hazelnuts, pear, confit citrus, honeycomb, toasted almonds and fresh bread introduce the 2020 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, a full-bodied, rich and muscular wine that's layered and concentrated, girdled by bright acids and concluding with a long, saline finish.
93-95 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 21, 2022)

The 2020 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a very well-defined bouquet with yellow flowers and mirabelle, dried pineapple, lemon thyme and a touch of almond. The palate is well balanced, quite intense with the power offset by the acidity, very critic with a tang of bitter lemon. The new oak slightly occludes the finish but that will be subsumed with time. Good potential, but chuck it in a cellar for 4-7 years. Drink 2026-2046.
93-95 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

Pale lemon colour, this also is quite discreet though there’s a bit more to it. Lovely racy backbone to this with energy and length. Medium bodied for a grand cru but definitely has the finesse we look for in Bienvenues.
93-95 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy