Thursday, August 10, 2023

LeDomduVin: Jean-Noel Gagnard Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2018

Jean-Noel Gagnard Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2018

My experience with Gagnard is that the wines are always expressive, elegant, refined, sophisticated, rich and complex while remaining delicate, fresh and graceful. 

More feminine than some other Chassagne and Batard-Montrachet producers, which I like. 

Nothing surprising when you know the wines are elaborated by Caroline Lestimé, Jean-Noel's daughter, who has been in charge of the vineyard, cellar and office since the mid-nineties and has been joined later on by her husband, Hubert. 

Opened 2 days ago for a private dinner; it was impressive. The nose was a bit shy at the opening, then revealed itself after a few minutes of swirling, blossoming with aromas of white flowers, yellow fruits, pear and apple, mineral nuances and hints of butterscotch and spice. The palate was fresh, mineral, smooth, dense and powerful, ample and generous, and luscious, yet light and graceful. The long finish was calling for another glass. 

A very seductive young wine with good potential to age and offer even more in a few years. Loved it. 

Cheers! Santé!


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