2014 Domaine Vincent Girardin, Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet, Burgundy


Press and Tasting Notes

[95 pts Allen Meadows, Burghound] "Zen-like" -- "Glimpses of the lemon grass, honeysuckle and lemon/lime aromas. There is outstanding intensity to the round, generous and quite seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that possess that wonderful quality of underlying tension which adds a real sense of lift and vitality to the spherical and harmon ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick

Featured November 27, 2014


Gathering with friends and family for Thanksgiving is a treat. Good food and wine can make these already special moments exceptional.
    I was fortunate enough to spend my Thanksgiving this year with friends and family drinking the 2010 Domaine Girardin Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet. This amazing white Burgundy was magical. The first sip offered confirmation as to why this Grand Cru is considered to be among the best in the world.
    Grand Cru white Burgundies from Puligny-Montrachet are the finest Chardonnays made. Collectors clamor for these rare Chardonnays for their ideal location on the hills of Montrachet. There are only four Grand Cru vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet. If you have not heard of these Montrachets, it's most likely because they are impossible to find.
    Bievenue-Batard-Montrachet is a mere 8 acres, compared to 20 acres for its Grand Cru brother, Le Montrachet. Add two years of hail and greatly reduce yields, you have the perfect recipe for why these white Burgundies have become the "White Whales" of the wine world.
    Exploding flavors of lemon zest, popcorn, beeswax, and incredible length all define the very first sip. This world-class white has power, elegance, and body. Considering most Grand Cru Montrachets fetch in excess of $750 per bottle, this tiny production white is both extremely rare and special.Read More »



Chardonnay is the most popular white wine grape grown throughout the world.  The most prized Chardonnay growing regions are Burgundy, Champagne and California.  The Chardonnays of Burgundy tend to produce dry, elegant wines wit ... Read More »



Wine has been made in Burgundy for over 2,000 years.  The monks were responsible for first identifying specific plots of lands as superior to others; this hierarchy later became the basis for the region’s classification system. ... Read More »

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