(Boudot picked this fruit on the second day of the harvest "to avoid surmaturite"): Pale yellow. Aromatic nose combines peach and acacia flower. Sweet, dense and peachy, with powerful underlying structure and palate-staining fruit. Seems better balanced and higher in acidity than the 2011 version, which accentuates the impression of minerality. Superb Batard with a silky texture and a very long, brisk finish. Likely to be long-lived.
Doesn’t really seem anything more special than the Folatières. Some density but a bit dull overall.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022
Robert Parker 88
The 2010 Batard-Montrachet is all about depth and richness. It possesses tons of raw power in its seamless, textured fruit. Today the Batard comes across as totally unyielding, as the wine continues to shut down fiercely with time in the glass. Frankly, it is hard to know what to make of the Batard at this stage of its life. Anticipated maturity: 2014+.