BIENVENUES BÂTARD MONTRACHET

2019 Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

EN PRIMEUR

Nicely bright and lifted, there's succulence and nerve here, juicy with lots of everything. Concentrated, it seems good for a longish future. Drinking range: 2026 - 2033L&S (Nov 2020)

In Bond

75cl bottles (case of 6)

* This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.

Whiffs of honeysuckle and a curious if pretty hint of lemon meringue add breadth to the petrol and acacia blossom scented nose that is trimmed in enough wood to comment on. This too possesses a really lovely texture with its seductive, succulent and rich flavors that deliver excellent length on the balanced, stylish and very classy finish. While there is a barely perceptible touch of warmth, it is sufficiently subtle that it doesn’t materially affect the overall sense of harmony. Drinking range: 2027 - Rating: 92-95 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2021)

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. Rating: 93 - 95+ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

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 Tasted: November 2020 **** Rating: 94 - 97 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (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. Drinking range: 2022 - 2036 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Dec 2020)

The Faiveley family are the largest vineyard owners in Burgundy, owning around 120ha, spread across the Côtes de Nuits, Beaune and Chalonnaise and encompassing everything from generic Bourgogne up to the grandest of Grand Crus. Their holdings supply the grapes for 5 out of every 6 bottles made by Faiveley, the balance being bought in from carefully selected contract growers.

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