Vinous – 94
The 2017 Bienvenue-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has what might be called a more adventurous bouquet than the Bâtard: light sea spray scents developing in the glass, gaining intensity with subtle petrichor aromas. The precise, focused palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and slivers of orange zest and citrus peel toward the persistent finish. I discern more potential here than in the Bâtard-Montrachet this year.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2038