1997 Domaine Ramonet Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru
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DescriptionDomaine Ramonet Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune, France 1997
ANTONIO GALLONIHigher-pitched, extremely unevolved nose hints at citrus oil and pit fruits. Strong on the attack, then quite harmonious and fine in the middle palate, with ripe citrus and mineral flavors and a distinct floral nuance. Finishes stony and long, with a faint menthol note that Ramonet says comes from the fining with casein and bentonite, which enables the domain to do a lighter filtration.
BURGHOUNDAn incredibly fresh, complex and bright nose with only the initial signs of maturity merges into rich, full-bodied and dense, intense and complex flavors and while this does not offer incredible precision or minerality, the sheer length is impressive as the the palate staining quality of the finish. A terrific effort in the context of the vintage and this should enjoy another few years of improvement before drinking well for a decade or so. Note: this is not a typical '97 and it is a good deal edgier and fresher than the average wine from this vintage.
WINE ADVOCATEI tremendously enjoyed the marzipan, acacia blossom, and pineapple candy-filled aromatics of the 1997 Batard-Montrachet. This dense, rich, thick, yet surprisingly fresh wine exhibits flavors reminiscent of grilled toasts, white currants, lemon, and stones. Its finish is chalky and not as long as I would have hoped. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.