Albert Bichot Domaine Du Clos Frantin Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru
Price: $185.39 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
A moderate application frames markedly earthy aromas of purple fruit, game, herbal tea and discreet spice elements. The sleek, rich and velvety medium weight plus flavors possess fine mid-palate concentration before culminating in a serious and muscular but not really austere finale. This sneaky long effort will require at least 6 to 8 years of patience and 12 to 15 would be better.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 91
Bright medium red. Medicinal black cherry, licorice, minerals, fresh herbs and a whiff of mint on the nose. Tactile, chewy and deep, showing penetrating limestone minerality (from shallow, rocky soil in Grand Maupertuis) buffered by a seductive touch of sweetness. A very solid style of Clos Vougeot but with plenty of inner-mouth tension. This will require a minimum of seven or eight years of cellaring.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 91-93
Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru from Domaine du Clos Frantin has an earthy bouquet, quite animal with a touch of brettanomyces. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, dry fruit and a rather enervated finish that does not urge you back to the glass. This showed well out of barrel, but this sample was vexing. Tasted September 2017.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: NA