Background information

  • In vintage 2003: no batonnage at all
  • In vintage 2007: free SO2 target 30-35 ppm; not clear when this began

Wines

1985

  • Batard - Montrachet (Aug 2013): Magnum, solid, years to go, not oxidized, delicious [R Younger]

1989

  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (May 2012): light colour, not oxidized-years to go [R.Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Oct 2013)): light colour, not oxidized-years to go and bloody delicious [R.Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Nov 2013): As above, light colour, no oxidation and years to go [R Younger]

1990

  • Bâtard-Montrachet (6 Sep 2005): dark color, totally oxidized [David Chan]
  • Bâtard-Montrachet (12 Feb 2011):not oxidized. Beautiful wine. A favorite at La Paulee Gala dinner [Roger Nellans]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Aug 2005): not oxidized [R DeAngelo]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Apr 2016): not oxidized, beautiful wine [AT Bridge]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Oct 2016): not oxidized [AT Bridge]

1992

  • Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet (Jul 2005): not oxidized [R DeAngelo]

1993

  • Puligny Pucelles (25 May 2006) not oxidized - great wine [R DeAngelo]

1995

  • Batard-Montrachet (Feb-Jun 2004): 3 bottles opened: bottle on Apr 26 was seriously oxidized; bottles on Feb 8 and Jun 12 not oxidized and outstanding [Don Cornwell]
  • Batard-Montrachet (30 Dec 2005): 2 bottles opened, both very dark yellow, very oxidized, undrinkable, though I put a bit of each into my mouth; wife agreed w/ assessment... [Alan Weinberg]
  • Batard-Montrachet (9 Feb 2006): fully mature gold color, toasty, mealy aromas; extremely rich, low acidity, obviously oxidized but not completely undrinkable [Don Cornwell]
  • Batard Montrachet (2 Feb 2007): very deep orangey color turned very brown shortly after opening; overwhelming butterscotch and caramel aromas got a lot worse quickly; almost completely oxidized--sadly consistent [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues Batard Montrachet (9 May 2009): Yellow color, spicy nose, aged, but not prem-ox, very powerful. [Errol Kovitch]

1996

  • Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet (Aug 2007): Not oxidized, ultra bright, strong, some oak, still young but very good [Frank Drew]
  • Puligny Folatières (Aug 2007): Not oxidized, very good [Frank Drew]
  • Bâtard-Montrachet (May 2008): Not oxidized, superb wine [Frank Drew]

1997

  • Puligny Folatieres (Sep 2006): Not oxidized. Good ripeness and intensity. [Kurt]

1999

  • Batard-Montrachet (Jan 2006): not oxidised, glorious and great potential [J Prandi]
  • Batard Montrachet (Feb 2006): not oxidized - very young and showing exceptionally well [R DeAngelo]
  • Batard Montrachet (Aug 2008) not oxidized, lovely, WOTN [Dale Williams]
  • Batard Montrachet (Feb 2010): not oxidized [Joe Durnell]
  • Batard Montrachet (July 2011): purchased at Domaine, not oxidized,; tight and youthful [ R Younger ]
  • Batard-Montrachet (Nov 2011): Domaine purchase, not oxidized, structured and delicious [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet (May-Nov 2005): not oxidized, glorious three separate occasions [David Chan]
  • Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet (Jan 2007): not oxidized, very good wine, intense with lots of structure [Joe Durnell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (25 Sep. 2007): a controversial wine at our recent Bienvenues tasting. At least three tasters apparently thought this wine might be partially oxidized. While I found some pastry crust flavors in the wine, there was no indication of even partial oxidation in the color or aromas, so I disagreed. [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues Batard (Dec 2007) not oxidized - showed very young and tightened up with air (R DeAngelo)
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Feb 2010): not oxidized, young and still very tight [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard- Montrachet (May 2011): purchased at Domaine, no oxidation, tight [ R Younger ]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (May 2012): Domaine purchased, no oxidation [R.Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Aug 2013): Domaine purchased, no oxidation [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Dec 2013): Domaine purchased, no oxidation [R Younger]
  • Puligny (Jan 2008):Not oxidized; ripe, slightly tropical, great fun [Frank Drew]
  • Puligny Folatieres (19 May 2006): blue-tinged cork; not oxidized - outstanding wine [Ben Delancy] \
  • Puligny Folatières (May 2008): Not oxidized, lush and creamy, quite good [Frank Drew]
  • Puligny Folatieres (June 2010): Not oxidized, nicely aged, rich, plenty of fruit, no hurry. [Hillard Sharf]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Dec 2005): not oxidized - outstanding wine [R DeAngelo]
  • Puligny Pucelles (28 Sept 2007): no sign of oxidation; pale yellow, vibrant - outstanding wine [Ben Delancy]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Nov2007): not oxidized - great wine (R DeAngelo)
  • Puligny Pucelles (Aug 2008) not oxidized - another great bottle (R DeAngelo)
  • Puligny Pucelles (3 Apr 2009): no sign of oxidation; cork completely blue tinged - beautiful flavors [Ben Delancy]

2000

  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (25 Sep. 2007): Not oxidized {Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Sept 2008): Not oxidized; very fresh [David Honig]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Apr 2009): Not oxidized but not as crystalline as the last sample [David Honig
  • Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet (Dec 2009): not oxy and very good and well balanced [Wes Jennison]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Feb 27, 2010): Not oxidized [AT Bridge]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Feb 2010):part of 4 year BBM vertical,this bottle golden and oxidized, purchased at Domain [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Apr 2010):same case as above from Domain...this bottle no oxidation and fabulous [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Aug 2010):not oxidized-same case as above from Domaine [R. Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (May 2012): Domaine purchased-no oxidation-great [R.Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet ( Aug 2012 ): Domain purchased-not oxidized-terrific [R.Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Aug 2013): Domaine purchased, not oxidized and still great [R Younger]
  • Batard-Montrachet (April, 2010): Advanced but drinkable [Bill Lawrence]
  • Batard-Montrachet (Sept 2011): Not oxidized and excellent [R Younger]
  • Puligny (Feb 2011): Not oxidized, very enjoyable [Frank Drew]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Sep 2005): not oxidised [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Jan 2009): not oxidised but corked! [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Folatières (Feb 2010): Not oxidized, pale gold color, good bottle [Frank Drew]
  • Puligny Folatières (Feb 2011): Not oxidized, a bit oaky but good [Frank Drew]

2001

  • Batard Montrachet (11 Feb 2009): not oxidized; surprisly good. See 2001 Tasting Notes Part II [Don Cornwell]
  • Batard Montrachet (5 Feb 2012): not oxidized; quite good, really tasty and fresh but maturing perfectly [Ron Movich]
  • Batard Montrachet (July 2015) not oxidized - still on the upswing (R DeAngelo)
  • Batard Montrachet (Apr 2016) oxidized [AT Bridge]
  • Batard Montrachet (June 2016) oxidized [AT Bridge]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Sept 2010): not oxidized, tight, youthful and delicious [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Oct 2010): Not oxidized. Very fine. [D. Honig]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (May 2011): not oxidized, tight, youthful and long finish - great [R Younger]
  • Puligny (Oct 2007): drinking nicely, no signs of oxidisation. [G Miles]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Jan 2007): more yellow than expected, but not oxidized; good wine, but didn't show particularly young, with more pineapple fruit on the palate than structure and minerality. Maybe just the vintage, but I'll keep an eye on my other bottle. [Joe Durnell]
  • Puligny Pucelles (Oct 2013) not oxidized - showed very similar to Joe D's bottle ^ (R DeAngelo)
  • Puligny Pucelles (Nov 2013) not oxidized. Fresher than the bottle last month. (R DeAngelo)
  • Puligny Pucelles (June 2014) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)

2002

  • Batard Montrachet (March 2013): Not oxidized, vibrant and fresh, very nice. [D Gordon]
  • Batard Montrachet (June 2016): Not oxidized, great bottle and still quite young. [AT Bridge]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (25 Sep. 2007): Not oxidized. [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Feb 2010): Not oxidized, tight and youthful. [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (18 Feb 2010): Not oxidized. Fabulous bottle of Pernot. See 2002 Tasting Notes, Night Two [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Oct 2010): Not oxidized. Tight and impressive [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (May 2011): Not oxidized. Another excellent bottle [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (June 2011): Not oxidized. Case purchased from Domaine. Fabulous bottle and just ready [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (22 Sep 2011): Not oxidized. Very nice [Don Cornwell]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Dec 2011): Not oxidized. Ready and fabulous [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Aug 2013): Domaine purchased, not oxidized [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Nov 2013): Domain purchase, not oxidized and youthful [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Sept 2013) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Nov 2014): Domaine purchased, not oxidized [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Nov 2015) oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Jan 2016) oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (May 2016) not oxidized, tight with heavy sulfur [AT Bridge]
  • Puligny (April 2008): Not oxidised. [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny (May 2009): OK. [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Folatières (April 2010): Not oxidized. [AT Bridge]

2004

  • Batard -Montrachet (March 2014) : not oxidised, stunning, [b.henry]
  • Batard-Montrachet ( July 2014) : Stunning! [b.henry]
  • Batard-Montrachet (Feb 2015) stunning still [b.heny]
  • Batard-Montrachet (March 2016) stunning still [b.heny]
  • Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet (Jan 2009): not oxidized, excellent bottle [Ben Delancy]
  • Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet (Feb 2010): not oxidized, fresh and young. [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Aug 2013): Domaine purchased, not oxidized [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (July 2014): Stunning, no trace of ox.[b.henry]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (August 2014): not oxidized. excellent. [droch]
  • Puligny (Sep 2010): not oxidized; still young. [Ben Delancy]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Oct 2008, Oct 2009): No problem, needs more time. [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Oct 2008): No problem, very nice bottle. [Ben Delancy]
  • Puligny Folatieres (June 2010): Not oxidised [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Sept 2010): Not oxidised, but quite forward and cork almost soaked through [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Folatieres (December 2010): Not oxidised, but again quite forward and cork again almost soaked through [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Folatieres (May 2011): corked, but not oxidised. [Ben Delancy]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Jun 2011): excellent bottle. [Ben Delancy]

2005

  • Bienvenues Bâtard–Montrachet: (Sept. 2016 – Jan. 2017): 2 btls not oxidized. 1st btl not decanted, but that might have helped. Excellent color & clarity. Drinking nicely, but neither the nose nor the palate were perfectly focused. 2nd btl decanted & considerably more enjoyable, but while decanting provided the necessary focus, it also revealed that this cuvée is on the light side for a grand cru, but that is really a minor complaint. From a lot of 2 purchased from a reputable West Coast retailer's auction platform in Nov. 2015. [Rayner Cheung]
  • Puligny (July 2009): No problem, nice wine. [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny (September 2010); Not oxidised [Paul Dellar].
  • Puligny Montrachet Folatieres (May 2012): not oxidized but ready to drink [Bill Lawrence]
  • Puligny Montrachet Folatieres (June 2012): not oxidized but agree with Bill no need to hold these [Suzanne Camh]
  • Puligny–Montrachet "Les Pucelles" (Jul. 2016 – Jan. 2017): 5 btls not oxidized, but 1st one badly corked. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th btls classically lovely white Burgundy & delightfully rich. From a lot of 5 purchased from a reputable West Coast retailer's auction platform in May 2015. [Rayner Cheung]
  • Batard Montrachet (March 2013) not oxidized - huge wine - I'd recommend a good decant (R DeAngelo)
  • Batard Montrachet (Aug 2015) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Bâtard–Montrachet (Mar. – Apr., 2017): 1 btl extremely advanced but not quite fully oxidized (yet). Maderized color, nose of grilled nuts but no evidence of fruit, quite dull on the palate. 2nd btl much lighter in color & full of life. Enjoyable, but just a little too much oak. From a lot of 2 purchased from a reputable West Coast retailer's auction platform in Feb. 2015. [Rayner Cheung]


2006

  • Puligny (June 2009): not oxidised, but nothing special. [Gregg Ushiroda]
  • Bienvenue Batard Montrachet ( Oct 2011): 6 bottles no oxidation, young, fantastic structure, delicious [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet ( Aug 2013): not oxidized and very youthful [R Younger]
  • Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet (Nov 2014): Domaine purchased, not oxidized and young [R Younger]
  • Puligny Montrachet Folatieres (June 2014): Not oxidized. [AT Bridge]

2007

  • Bâtard–Montrachet (May 2017 – ): 4 of 6 btls oxidized, inexplicably insipid, or otherwise undrinkable. Color seemed normal, corks were generally firm & tight, but the wine was flat & sour on the palate in each case. Unusually, there were none of the honied/bruised apple aromas associated with premox in the nose. From a lot of 12 purchased in Jul. 2014 from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer. Back label: Atherton Wine Imports. [Rayner Cheung]
  • Bienvenue Batard Montrachet (Dec 2013) not oxidised [b.henry]
  • Bienvenue Batard Montrachet (Dec 2013) not oxidised and still an infant [R Younger]
  • Puligny–Montrachet "Les Pucelles" (Mar. 2017 – ): 6 of 10 btls extremely advanced but not quite fully oxidized (yet), or inexplicably insipid, or otherwise undrinkable. In all cases but 2, the color was maderized, the nose reminded of dried apricots, & the wine was quite flat on the palate. Shocking outcome given how the 2005 vintage of this wine still appears to be in excellent shape. The 4 good btls were much lighter in color & ranged from excellent in 1 case to unexceptional in the others. From a lot of 12 purchased in Mar. 2015 from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer. Back label: Atherton Wine Imports. [Rayner Cheung]


2009

    • Batard Montrachet ( Nov 2016) fabulous wine [b.henry]
    • Bienvenues- Batard Montrachet ( Dec 2016) excellent, no problems here [b.henry]