The 2018 Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a well-defined bouquet with more floral scents, fine crushed stone aromas with hints of honeysuckle becoming more pronounced with aeration. The palate is balanced with a powerful opening, quite a “burly” Bienvenue. Sappy, but somehow lacking persistence on the finish, as if rushing out of the exit door in a hurry. It then seems to fade in the glass returning after 10 minutes. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2018 white tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2042