2018 domaine albert bichot (clos frantin), echezeaux grand cru, clos frantin
Why We're Buying
Albert Bichot Domaine du Clos Frantin Échézeaux Grand Cru stands out as one of the finest offerings from the estate. It's a single vineyard wine that communicates its sandy, gravel, and saline terroir with elegance and sophistication. The resulting pinot noir has a harmonious body laden with fruity aromas and a lengthy finish.
(from a .99 ha parcel in Champs Traversin). A notably ripe and very spicy nose combines notes of cassis, blue berry, violet and sandalwood. The seductive and velvet-textured middle weight flavors possess both good volume and plenty of sappy dry extract that mostly buffers the firm tannic spine shaping the balanced if youthfully austere finish that exhibits outstanding length. This too is very good and will need extended patience. 2033+