Background Information

  • In vintage 2004: a relatively severe debourbage and later because the wines seemed to lack mid-palate fat, "we stirred the lees a bit more than usual until March [2005]"



  • Criots-Batard-Montrachet (March 2014) not oxidized (TSim@rud)


  • Batard Montrachet (27/10/05): sound but flat, lifeless (Sam Chafe)
  • Batard Montrachet (20/3/09): maderised nose, palate chalky and acidic (Sam Chafe)


  • Batard Montrachet (May 2015): not oxidized, in great form: even better than the CBM [J. Poell]
  • Criots Batard Montrachet (May 2015): not oxidized, great showing [J. Poell]


  • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er "Clos St. Jean" (21 Dec 2006): not oxidized, nice wine, plenty of acidity [Joe Durnell]
  • Batard Montrachet (Oct 2006) not oxidized, lovely [MLee]
  • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte. One bottle clearly oxidized; a second bottle from the case chosen specifically as the least dark in color was OK, but perhaps advanced beyond what it ought to be. (Nov 2009) [Michael Malinoski]


  • Le Montrachet (June 2015). Dark straw. Oxidised. Undrinkable. [JP]


  • Montrachet (10 Mar 2009): partially oxidized bur tolerable. See 2001 Tasting Notes, Part III. John Brincko who brought this wine reports the first five bottles of the six pack were fine. [Don Cornwell]
  • Criots Batard Montrachet (Aug 2012) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)


  • Montrachet (Summer 2007): dark gold color, completely oxidised. Impeccable provenance- purchased on release. [Tom Reddick]
  • Montrachet (4 Mar 2010): not oxidized and the top Montrachet in the tasting of 2002s. See 2002 Tasting Notes, Night Three [Don Cornwell]


  • Chassagne-Montrachet - Morgeot (16-7-2002) golden premox - bottle 2 ok so it was not the fullness of Morgeot deceiving. [Anthony Hall].
  • Criots Batard Montrachet (2-10-2012) 1 case all premox[Anthony Hall].


  • Batard-Montrachet (Sep 2009) Perfect (Don Osborne)
  • Chassagne-Montrachet La Boudriotte. (May 2013) not oxidized [BDelancy]
  • Criots Batard Montrachet (Mar 2015) very fine, no ox [HaraldS]


  • Criots Batard Montrachet (Aug 2015) not oxidized and very good (R DeAngelo)


  • Chassagne Morgeots (Sep 2012): Not oxidized [MLT]
  • Criots Batard Montrachet (Nov 2013): Not oxidized, excellent [MLT]
  • Batard Montrachet (April 2016),, no pre mox,[b.henry]
  • Montrachet (Aug 2012): Not oxidized (MLT)


  • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte (June.2016) no pre mox[b.henry]
  • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte (Aug 2016) good bottle [b.henry]
  • Batard Montrachet (July 2016),, no pre mox,[b.henry]
  • Batard Montrachet (January 2017) no pre ox, perfect bottle (TA)