Albert Bichot Domaine Du Clos Frantin Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru
Price: $370.44 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Like several wines in the range here the nose is intensely floral in character that adds a sense of elegance to the discreetly spicy black berry fruit and hoisin-suffused aromas. There is a subtle salinity to the beautifully well-detailed and energetic big-bodied flavors that possess superb depth of material and outstanding complexity before terminating in a persistent, mouth coating and very firmly structured finish. This is old school in style and a wine that is going to need plenty of bottle age before the supporting tannins are resolved.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 92-95
The 2016 Grands Echézeaux Grand Cru, which comes from two parcels, was picked on 23 September and matured with 40% new oak. It has a clean, focused, almost conservative bouquet that gradually opens with aeration, very pure with crushed strawberry and Morello scents, rose petals and a hint of dried fig. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, quite structured (more like a Richebourg) with good grip if not enormous complexity on the finish.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 91-93