Healthy pale yellow. Discreet yellow peach and soft citrus scents on the tangy nose. Tightly wound, juicy and firm; in a more minerally style than the Referts, showing a lovely streak of acidity that's in sync with the wine's reticent flavors of white peach and hazelnut. Finishes firm but not dry, with a strong impression of acidity and saline minerality. The most backward and austere of these 2015s and tricky to taste today. This is 13.7% alcohol with 4.4 grams per liter acidity, according to Carillon.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2030
Robert Parker 95
“The 2015 Bienvenues Batard Montrachet Grand Cru was showing exceptionally well from bottle, opening in the glass to reveal a complex bouquet of peach, preserved citrus, tangerine oil, iodine and white flowers. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and ample, with a glossy, textural attack, superb depth and concentration, and fabulous reserves of energy in this warm vintage. The marriage of power and elegance here is really special.”
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2033