Albert Bichot Domaine Du Clos Frantin Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru
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- Tasting Notes
Here too there are prominent floral aromas to the mostly red berry fruit scents where background notes of earth, game and humus can be discerned. There is reasonably good verve to the lighter weight flavors that possess a surprising mouth feel in that it’s caressing rather than powerful before culminating in a mildly warm finish. This does not resemble very closely what I tasted last year so I am somewhat surprised by this showing. To be sure this is a perfectly good wine but I found it to be disappointing in the context of what is typical for a fine Clos de Vougeot in 2013.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 89
Bright red. Smoky, reduced nose is currently hiding its fruit. Juicy but a bit dry on the palate, showing edgy flavors of minerals, spices and savory herbs, with primary fruit in the deep background. A red cherry element emerged with aeration but I wanted more freshness and sweetness.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 89
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has a dense, earthy bouquet that feels broodier than its peers at the moment, although there seems to be good fruit in situ. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, more foursquare and conservative than others this year, though with decent depth and an understated, quite elegant earthy finish. Not quite matching its performance from barrel, nevertheless, a respectable Clos de Vougeot to enjoy over the next 10 years. Tasted September 2016.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 90
A lean, sinewy style, this offers berry, underbrush, earth and spice flavors allied to a tightly wound structure. Finishes on the compact side, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and spice. Best from 2019 through 2030. 100 cases made.
– Bruce Sanderson, Winespectator.com, Score: 91