Albert Bichot Domaine Du Clos Frantin Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru
Price: $245.21 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
A moderately high-toned nose features primarily notes of various red berries, earth and a hint of leather. Additionally there first-rate freshness and verve to the precise, intense and muscular yet caressing and succulent big-bodied flavors that are supported by a driving, powerful and very serious finish that is, not surprisingly, youthfully austere. This isn’t a refined version of the appellation but it doesn’t lack for underlying material. And despite the succulent mid-palate, this clearly is not fashioned to be approached in its youth.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 91
The 2016 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru was picked on 23 September and includes 35% whole bunch with 40% new oak. It has a very refined and harmonious bouquet with vivacious red cherry, wild strawberry and bergamot aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp and focused, not the greatest depth of all the Clos de Vougeots that I have tasted but I appreciate the energy and freshness locked into this wine. It should not require too much bottle age.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 90-92
Two parcels, one-third from the top and the balance from the lower section of the vineyard. This has very expressive ripe cherries, making it a very sapid, fresh and powerful wine. Attractive depth and expansion through the finish. Try from 2022.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 93-94
A beam of cherry anchors this intense red. Though concentrated, this stays agile, with cinnamon, vanilla, currant and licorice flavors. Compact and underlined by dusty tannins, this comes back to the cherry element on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2042. 250 cases made.
– Bruce Sanderson, Winespectator.com, Score: 93