Domaine du Clos Frantin

This domaine remains the jewel in the Bichot crown, being packed full of stellar vineyards and producing wines of undoubted class. Although only 7 hectares in size it has a whopping 1.75 hectare holding of Vosne Malconsorts as well as 5 different Grands Crus including Chambertin and Richebourg. The experienced Nuiton Alain Serveau is in charge of winemaking here and he continues to push the domaine up the steep hill of quality. Over the past few years the quality of tannins has become more refined and the wines have become fleshier and more fragrant. Prices have begun to move upwards as recognition of the quality of the wines has spread but despite that they remain more than fair compared to similar wines from their peers. `Both my tastings at their winery and perhaps even more crucially under blind conditions, offered proof that these are wines that can surpass expectations, particularly those that mistakenly assume an inverse relationship between size and quality.` Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com, December 2014

Winemaker: Alberic Bichot

Hectares: 7 hectares

Parcels:
Nuits-St-Georges
Gevrey-Chambertin
Vosne-Romanée
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Les Malconsorts
Echezeaux Grand Cru
Grands Echézeaux Grand Cru
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Richebourg Grand Cru

Website: www.bourgogne-bichot.com

Wines

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    This is good, although there is not much of it. It`s a wine that will need time as the structure and power currenly dominate the hidden fruit. A sleeper. Drink from 2022

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    This is good, although there is not much of it. It`s a wine that will need time as the structure and power currenly dominate the hidden fruit. A sleeper. Drink from 2022

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    The wine vines come from a parcel to the north of the vineyard, (to the right as you look from the road), and to the south, giving a nice mix of richness and minerality. The wine see about 60% new oak.

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    The wine vines come from a parcel to the north of the vineyard, (to the right as you look from the road), and to the south, giving a nice mix of richness and minerality. The wine see about 60% new oak.

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    The wine vines come from a parcel to the north of the vineyard, (to the right as you look from the road), and to the south, giving a nice mix of richness and minerality. The wine see about 60% new oak.

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    The wine vines come from a parcel to the north of the vineyard, (to the right as you look from the road), and to the south, giving a nice mix of richness and minerality. The wine see about 60% new oak.

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    This was quite backward on tasting, almost reticent. There are 2 parcels each adding its own component to the blend. The structural part is currently winning the day but once the fruit wakes from its slumber the focus of the wine will produce a fine example of Clos Vougeot. Drink from 2020.

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    This was quite backward on tasting, almost reticent. There are 2 parcels each adding its own component to the blend. The structural part is currently winning the day but once the fruit wakes from its slumber the focus of the wine will produce a fine example of Clos Vougeot. Drink from 2020.

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    This has been impressive for a few years now and 2016 has produced another cracker. It has balance and weight, avoiding the heavy, sometimes cumbersome elements that lesser examples of Clos Vougeot display. It has lift and punctuation and plenty of length.

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    The domaine has a whopping 1hectare of Echézeaux, all from the good climat of Champs Traversins, in the heart of the vineyard. There are lovely aromatics here, the tannins are super silky and the finish is long, fresh and energetic. A truly lovely Echézeaux. Drink from 2018.

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    This wine comes from the sub plot of ‘Champs Traversins’ to the north of the vineyard where the soil is specially poor and mineral. It see about 60% new oak.

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    Light sandy soil here from the Champs Traversins part of the vineyard which lies a little further up the slope. This is often one of finest wines of the range and its character and purity works well in this vintage. Lots of fruit, plenty of flesh and weight but still controlled and stylish. Drink from 2021.

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    A heavenly perfume laden with promise drifted from the glass when first poured. On the palate there is noticeable rounded mid-palate weight with a deep dark fruited core with glossy black fruit and violets coated by a deft touch of finely integrated French oak, finely grained tannins and a friendly persistence on the finish. Tasting it a few hours later the wine had closed down and had become much tighter. Unusually, I would suggest drinking it now and over the next 2 years and otherwise keeping it in the cellar for another 5 years, for it to blossom fully’. Drink 2024-2032. October 2018. Sara Guiducci.

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    This comes from the Champs Traversins part of Echezeaux and makes up a whole hectare in total. There is all the fat and spice you would wish for from an Echezeaux but freshness keeps things clean and moreish. Drink from 2019

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    This wine comes from the sub plot of ‘Champs Traversins’ to the north of the vineyard where the soil is specially poor and mineral. It see about 60% new oak.

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    Deceptive power here with, perhaps more than normal due to the frost-influenced low yields. Once again the quality of tannin is especially impressive and there is lots to come.

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    Deceptive power here with, perhaps more than normal due to the frost-influenced low yields. Once again the quality of tannin is especially impressive and there is lots to come.

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    Deceptive power here with, perhaps more than normal due to the frost-influenced low yields. Once again the quality of tannin is especially impressive and there is lots to come.

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    Deceptive power here with, perhaps more than normal due to the frost-influenced low yields. Once again the quality of tannin is especially impressive and there is lots to come.

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    This is a much bigger, much darker-fruited wine. Very good intensity and almost brooding in its potential. Needs time but very promising. Drink from 2018.

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    This wine which also sees about 60% new oak, has more clay and consequently more richness to mingle with its minerality.

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    Of course, Grands Echezeaux is, these days, actually quite a lot smaller than Echezeaux but in reputation it holds its head high. There is a huge amount of weighty flesh that really fills the mouth and thrills you with its unctuous fruit underbelly. Lots of spice and damsons (I thnk!) and other black fruits. Will take its time. Drink from 2020

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    Of course, Grands Echezeaux is, these days, actually quite a lot smaller than Echezeaux but in reputation it holds its head high. There is a huge amount of weighty flesh that really fills the mouth and thrills you with its unctuous fruit underbelly. Lots of spice and damsons (I thnk!) and other black fruits. Will take its time. Drink from 2020

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    In 2015 this was huge, much darker and deeper coloured than the Echézeaux. This year it is more reigned in, though there are plenty of dark, smoky, eathy fruit flavurs going on. The structure is braod and masculine and this is built to last,. Imposing.

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    Nice Nuits character here with a good fruit attack and some gentle tannins on the finish. Drink from now.

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    2012 looks to be a great Nuits vintage; the natural austerity of the appellation marrying beautifully with the richness of the vintage and this is a classic example of that. Lots to like about this, not least the ripe, crisp fruit flavours. Drink from 2016.

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    I`ve come to the conclusion that this is just a really nice cuvée for Frantin. Both the 2010 and 2012 are terrific and whilst this perhaps has a little less fat than those two vintages its appeal here it its precision and fresh fragrance. Drink from 2016

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    Only one barrel of this is made so it is always a thrill when one gets to taste it. It is the most refined and seamless wine in the range with weight no heaviness. Bags of potential.

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    Only one barrel of this is made so it is always a thrill when one gets to taste it. It is the most refined and seamless wine in the range with weight no heaviness. Bags of potential.

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    We step up a gear here, as we should, and once can`t but admire the authority and drive of this Vosne, which has depth and dynamism. Drink from 2017.

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    Classic Vosne sophistication here from a blend of 2 plots; Les Mézières (clay) and Les Damodes (limestone), some of which lies just above Malconsorts. The fruit here is beautifully sweet with lovely fragrance both on the nose and in the mouth. Excellent intensity and very good freshness. Great village wine. Drink from 2016.

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    This is really quite stylish with high quality tannins and good polish. There is weight and volume and plenty of focused, mineral influenced fruit. A touch of oak frames it all very nicely. Drink from 2019.