Domaine Vincent & Francois Jouard Batard-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2013 750ml
Batard-Montrachet, Burgundy, France
Neal Martin 92
From Jouard’s 0.12-hectares parcel of vine that this year yielded 2½ barrels, the 2013 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has an attractive bouquet of fresh lime, lemon zest, orange blossom and light granitic scents. The palate is well balanced with a keen line of acidity, the oak just a little conspicuous at this early stage, although that will be assimilated with time. This has a satisfying weight in the mouth, even if it does not quite possess the complexity or race of some of its peers. This stands alongside the excellent 2012.