Domaine Paul Pernot Batard-Montrachet France Cote de Beaune 2022
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Burghound Wine Review
We have the 2022 - this is 2021 review.
Domaine Paul Pernot
Grand Cru White 750 ml
Tasted: Jun 10, 2023
Note: from 3 different parcels totaling .61 ha, one of which is in Puligny and the other two are in Chassagne; the vines are a mix of ages between 15 and 30+ years
Producer note: Paul Pernot's son Philippe presented the wines while noting that the "2021 growing season was frankly extremely difficult as it began with a devastating frost. We protected some vineyards but how effective it was is debatable. We had some vineyards destroyed to the point of 90%. For example, in Blagny we made 2 barrels instead of 20 and in Folatières we made 8 barrels rather than 60! And in Champ Canet we lost the entire crop and the Chalumeaux was scarcely better. In fact, the only vineyard where we didn't do too badly were the Pucelles and the Puligny villages as they are a bit lower down the slope where the damage was less consequential. The losses in Bienvenues and Bâtard came in around 50% and about the only encouraging aspect of the vintage is that the quality is actually excellent though I confess to not thinking it would be at the time we began picking on the September 22nd." The 2021s were bottled in July 2022 using the Diam brand composite cork. I found the quality of the Pernot 2021s to be some of the best that I have ever seen from them and given their relatively reasonable pricing in most markets, they're absolutely worth checking out. Note that the Chalumeaux and Champ Canet were obviously not presented. (Atherton Wine Imports, www.awiwine.com, CA, USA; Jeanne Marie Dechamps from Domaines et Saveurs Collection, www.ds-collection.com, France; Fine + Rare Wines Ltd., www.frw.co.uk, UK; Fine Wine Experience, www.finewineexperience.com, and Kerry Wine, www.kerrywines.com, Hong Kong/China; Simple, www.siimple.ru, Russia; Govin Grands Terroirs, www.govin.com.br, Brazil; Wine Culture, www.wineculture.com.sg, Singapore; Premium Wine Exchange, www.pwxchange.com/ph, Philippines; and Tatung Atherton, www.wine.com.tw, Taiwan).
Tasting note: An expressive nose is more floral still as well as slightly spicier with a broad array of white fleshed fruit and exotic tea wisps. There is first-rate density to the opulent, rich and palate soaking larger-bodied flavors that seem deceptively open on the mid-palate before immediately tightening up on the powerful, perfectly balanced and breathtakingly long finish. Like the Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, this needs to develop more depth but the potential certainly appears to be present. This could well be one of the best examples of Bâtard in 2021.