Louis Jadot Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Cote de Beaune
Wine Spectator: 95 points
Vanilla and baking spice aromas lead off, with the peach and apple fruit showing on the palate. Flamboyant, yet firmly structured, this has underlying lime and stone elements that should emerge with time. Excellent length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 66 cases imported.
Vinous Review: 91 points
Healthy bright yellow. Fresher on the nose than the Bienvenue, offering scents of acacia flower, coconutty oak and caramel; quite open today owing to lower free sulfur at bottling. Concentrated and flavorful if a bit warm, with peach, marzipan and clove notes showing an obvious oakiness (but the percentage of new oak here was just 20%, according to Barnier): Finishes with a touch of phenolic dryness.
-- Stephen Tanzer
The Wine Advocate: 90-92 points
The 2012 Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a richer, more tropical-scented bouquet compared to the Bienvenue. The palate is smooth and rounded, rich and mellifluous in the mouth with a long, seductive finish that needs just a little more tension and poise. To be honest, this is out-classed by the Bienvenue.