Domaine Blain Gagnard Criots Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2017 - 750ml

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93pts Burghound

From 3 separate parcels that aggregate only .2 ha. There is a whisper of exoticism to the super-fresh and spicy white peach and yellow orchard fruit aromas that are trimmed in subtle mandarin orange nuances. The moderately powerful broad-shouldered flavors display fine richness as well as an attractive palate impression while delivering a mouth coating and solidly long finish. While this is not especially dense and will need to add depth, I like the delivery and in particular the lingering and refreshingly dry backend.

94pts Wine Spectator

The lime blossom, citronella, vanilla and pastry flavors are fused to a gossamer texture and linear profile in this white. The clean lines and purity make for overall harmony, while the finish evokes lemon cream, vanilla and floral notes. Offers a long, minerally aftertaste.

Tasting Notes

It’s easy to assume that Criots would have the same richness and weight as Bâtard, its next-door neighbor. In fact, Criots is the most delicate of the five Grand Crus in the vicinity. The wines are more about perfume and delicacy with fine structure and intense minerality, and is from vines planted between 1929 and 1979.