Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet flows from the glass with effortless grace. It is a gorgeous, striking wine from start to finish. Sweet floral notes meld seamlessly into highly expressive fruit as this supple, pliant Burgundy shows off its pure breed. This is all class and elegance. The Bienvenues was aged in 1 year-old oak.
A complex and beautifully transparent nose reveals vanilla, pear and white flowers that highlight the delicious, textured, sweet and deep flavors that offer the most complexity and sheer class to this point. The old vine sap is immediately apparent and while this is not a bigger or more powerful wine than the Combettes, there is simply another dimension present here. Really lovely stuff whose only nit is a hint of finishing warmth.