1993 Bâtard-Montrachet


1993 Domaine Caillot Bâtard-Montrachet - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru (8/12/2017)

A deep gold color with some complex aromas of almond and walnut. Rounded and lush, with acidity barely noticeable under the robe of caramel and honey flavors. A bit tiring but still an interesting wine on the verge of taking on a sherry component.

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I have fond memories of the 96 vintage of this wine - it was the first white Grand Cru Burgundy I ever tasted.

Thanks for the note. I just bought a few bottles of his '83 Meursault Cromin.

Caillot is / was a cousin of Pierre Morey’s. He had the Bâtard en metayage, the other half going to Louis Jadot. When I last saw Jacques Lardière he described Caillot as a grower who knew how to produce a generous crop.

the Cromin of Caillot is a lovely Meursault.

Hi William thanks for the detailed info. And good luck with the vinous game of Russian roulette.

In light of Mr. Lardiere’s inability to make a Grand Cru (or any White Burgundy) that didn’t oxidize within five years or so for most of my adult lifetime, it’s rich to hear him trash talk anyone about anything wine related.

Jacques wasn’t ‘trash talking’, just offering a candid observation. And while I’m as upset about premature oxidation as anyone, it was only in the last decade of a four-decade career that premox was an issue with his wines.

Point taken. They didn’t have the issue in the late 90s when it first began to appear. Moving forward, of course…

Still, even as a “candid observation” it smacks a bit of glasses houses and stones in retrospect. My Caillot experiences were universally positive and Jadot was a financial pain for me as a professional buyer until I discontinued the wines. That colors my opinion.