An extraordinary wine

This is quite the nicest bottle of white Burgundy I’ve had in, oh, a period of time. It is a beast, but is really elegant and refined.

Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2001, Paul Pernot et fils

A huge round nose of nuts and sweet fruit, this has odd hints of Frangelico it is so hazelnutty. It is also extraordinarily mineral and deeply complex. It has to be admitted, there is a bit of sulphur there. The palate is utterly brilliant: broad, nutty with plenty of fat, yet with precision, lively acidity and brilliant minerality. It is very long with great complexity. This is really stylish. A stunning wine that only really needs more time to shed the sulphur and become properly mature.

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