02 December 2021

CELLAR VISIT: BATARD-MONTRACHET 1992, BRICE DE LA MORANDIERE'S FAVORITE


"I like old wines, those that have taken on a patina. When I tasted this Bâtard-Montrachet four years ago, it still had so much energy and elegance, an immense presence. It comes from our four Grand Cru plots, two in Puligny and two in Chassagne, which in a way, unifies it. The 1992 vintage, considered suitable when it was released, is iconic at Domaine Leflaive (like the 2001, for example). Above all, an excellent bottle is even more magnificent in certain circumstances: I tasted it in an Oxford pub with an old English friend and a university professor. A simple place, an atmosphere, let yourself be captured by the emotion of the wine... The moment was magnificent, so is its memory. "