Albert Bichot Domaine Du Clos Frantin Richebourg Grand Cru
Price: $830.25 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Much like the Grands Echezeaux, this is intensely floral with a cool and highly restrained nose of red berries, spice and stone scents. There is excellent volume and energy to the big-bodied, intense and overtly muscular flavors that terminate in a mineral-driven, dusty and beautifully long finish. This doesn’t offer the same power that the Grands Echezeaux does but this is finer and the length simply doesn’t quit. A first-class beauty that despite the muscle I would describe as a Richebourg of elegance and refinement.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 93
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Richebourg 2011 has a more extravagant, bold, multilayered bouquet with blackberry, wild strawberry, hints of undergrowth and light marine influences coming in to play: very complex. The palate still has some unresolved oak on the entry, but there is great tension and vibrancy here, the tannins fine and lending this great tension. I would not broach a bottle now because there is so much to give in the future. Just like in the blind Amoureuses tasting in Holland, here Bichot proves itself as one of the top-flight producers. Bravo!
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 96