​Background information


  • In vintage 1996: batonnage information unknown.
  • In vintage 1999: batonnage information unknown.
  • In vintage 2000: no batonnage performed.
  • In vintage 2002: per Allen Meadows: "We do no bâtonnage because we don’t settle the musts after pressing and we believe that this naturally preserves freshness."
  • In vintage 2004: "We did zero bâtonnage but we did leave the wines on the lees for much longer than usual to help nourish them and add fat."

Wines

1986

  • Corton Charlemagne (Oct 2014): Not oxidized but mature and beyond great with oeufs truffe noir [R Younger]

1989
  • Montrachet (November 2011): Not oxidized. Golden, big, and showy but lacking refinement [NTyson]

1990

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (19 April 2008): not oxidized, showy but short on the finish for Chevalier [Dana Gaiser]
  • Corton Charlemagne (10 June 2010): not oxidized, very nice wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (10 Dec 2015): not oxidized [AT Bridge]

1992

  • Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts (14 August 2008): rich golden color. not oxidized, fully mature and an outstanding bottle. Drink up [Keith Akers]
  • Corton Charlemagne (May 2012): 375 ml bottle golden colour, mature,drink now [R Younger]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Nov 2014): 375 ml golden, mature-perfect with truffled king crab [R Younger[

1995

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (09 May 2003): not oxidized, but poor wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (14 October 2008): not oxidized; turned out to be rather elegant and long after an hour in the decanter, but not quite complex enough to be a great Chevalier [Dana Gaiser]
  • Corton Charlemagne (28 Mar 2004): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Dec 2005): slightly oxidized, cork is blue-grey [Jim Miller]
  • Corton Charlemagne (8 Mar 2007): partially oxidized but still drinkable [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (June 2011) Not oxidised,fresh and very lovely. Excellent fruit and length.[Duncan Wilson]
  • Meursault Goutte d'Or (Fall 2005): no problem [Steve Malanga]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Oct 2005): 3 bottles no oxidation [R Younger]

1996

  • Batard Montrachet (10 Dec 2015): not oxidized [AT Bridge]
  • Corton Charlemagne (May 2005): not oxidized - not very good - charry oak, piercing acidity dominates [R DeAngelo]
  • Corton Charlemagne (25 Jan 2006): not oxidized, good wine, see 96 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (May 2006): not oxidized - not good. Brilliant sunbeam nut-drenched essence fades after 10 minutes leaving a strong unripe apple note that moderates but persists. Reminds me of an unripe Vouvray. [Joe Floren]
  • Corton Charlemagne (May 2008): Not oxidized, very good bottle [Frank Drew]
  • Corton Charlemagne (June 2011) Not oxidised, crisp acidity, somewhat lacking in fruit- a bit malic.[Duncan Wilson]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Apr 2009): Incipient oxidation; soft and flabby [David Honig]

1997

  • Criots Batard Montrachet (August 2009): Not oxidized, but not as good as previous bottles. [AT Bridge]
  • Criots Batard Montrachet (June 2008): Not oxidized and delicious. [AT Bridge]
  • Criots Batard Montrachet (Oct 2007): Not oxidized. [AT Bridge]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (March 2012) Two bottles: One 30% premix. Drank one glass discarded rest. Second: 85% premox Didn't get past the nose. [NTyson]

1998

  • Corton Charlemagne (Apr 2005): not oxidized [Karl Wee]
  • Bâtard-Montrachet (08 Oct 2006): not oxidized, closed, but great potential [J. Prandi]

1999

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (28 Feb 2007): not oxidized -- see related tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (May 2006): not oxidized [RAG]
  • Corton Charlemagne (JUly 2010): not oxidized [Michael Malinoski]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Feb 2013): not oxidized [N. Lau]
  • Montrachet (February 2013): Not oxidized. But that fact didn't help its demure showing [NTyson]

2000

  • Corton Charlemagne (5 Feb 2008): completely oxidized. See 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (9 October 2011) shot- total sherry from a 375ml (Suzanne Camhi)
  • Corton Charlemagne (Sept 2011) x 3 no premox, fine (Adrian Latimer)

2001

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (30 Dec 2005): not oxidized [David Klinger]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (July 2010): Not Oxidized. But not much going on in the glass. [NTyson]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (Sept 2012): Not Oxidized. After 11 years, fresh as a spring breeze.. [NTyson]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (Dec 2012): Not oxidized; fresh; very good [MLT]
  • Corton Charlemagne demi (01/2006): not oxidized [Martin Buttinger]
  • Corton Charlemagne (4 Feb 2009): not oxidized. See related 2001 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Summer 2010) 4 bottles in a row, completely oxidized [KGreen]
  • Corton Charlemagne (6/2012) : 2 more in a row, completely oxidized. [KGreen]
  • Corton Charlemagne (1/2012) : not oxidized. [Andrew Hall]
  • Montrachet (May 2012) Not oxidized. Forward. Seductive. Delicious. But a tad flabby. [NTyson]
  • Bienvenues Batard Montrachet (July 2012) Not oxidized. [NTyson]
  • Bienvenues Batard Montrachet (November 2012) Not oxidized. Came around after two hours in glass. [NTyson]

2002

  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (18 Feb 2010): Not oxidized but seemed slightly odd/off. See 2002 Tasting Notes, Night Two [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (3/2009): fresh, young and vibrant with strong intensity and power (MSaviage)
  • Corton Charlemagne (Jan 2009): SIgns of oxidation became more pronounced with air over several hours [David Honig]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Four bottles during 2010): Variable results from same source. Two clearly heading downhill, two in fine condition. [David Honig]
  • Corton Charlemagne (March 2012): Not oxidized [R Younger]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Dec 2012): Not oxidized [R Younger]
  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Truffières" (9/2009): Two bottles out of a case of six: medium amber core, maderized, cooked fruit, sherry notes. Flabby and undrinkable in the mouth. Returned the other 4 bottles to the source.[Mike de Lange]
  • Montrachet (4 Mar 2010): Not oxidized. See 2002 Tasting Notes, Night Three. [Don Cornwell]

2003

  • Corton Charlemagne (June 2012): Not oxidised, quite 2003 but fine (Adrian Latimer)

2004

  • Bienvenues Batard-Montrachet (August 2014) - not oxidized but fairly advanced. Drink up. [droch]

2005

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2006

  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (Oct 2014) Not oxidized and bordering on an epic bottling-fantastic [R Younger]
  • Corton Charlemagne (April 25, 2010) Not oxidized but very advanced light-honey color for a wine this young. Fully open after 40 minutes, but lacks concentration or elegance. The color indicates this may not keep long. [Paul Klevgard]
  • Meursault Perrieres (x 3 2012) Not oxidised (Adrian Latimer)
  • Meursault Charmes (Dec. 2015) Not oxidized; takes awhile to open.(P.Klevgard)
  • Montrachet (November 2014) Tight, intense with no pre mox [R Younger]