Albert Bichot Domaine Du Clos Frantin Echezeaux Grand Cru
Price: $248.94 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
An exuberantly spicy nose offers up notes of red and black raspberry, anise, tea and plenty of floral elements trimmed in just enough wood to notice. The medium-bodied flavors are round and very rich if less imposing, all wrapped in a solidly persistent finish where a touch of salinity arises. In contrast to the Malconsorts and the Clos de Vougeot, this could reasonably be enjoyed young even though it too is clearly constructed to age for years.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 92
The 2016 Echézeaux Grand Cru was picked on 27 September and includes 40% whole bunch and the same percentage of new oak. It has a brisk dark cherry and cranberry-scented bouquet, touches of blood orange and mandarin emerging with time. Not bad at all considering how this grand cru was damaged by frost. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, quite sharp tannin and very fine acidity. While it does not quite bestow the depth and structure on the finish of the 2015, this is a well-crafted grand cru that should be considered a success and a worthy follow-up to the 2015.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 90-92
This red exudes rose, sandalwood, salty licorice and berry aromas and flavors. Tightly wound and dense with tannins, though this starts out with a silky texture. Compact finish. Best from 2021 through 2036. 250 cases made.
– Bruce Sanderson, Winespectator.com, Score: 94