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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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.

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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.

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    A stunning village wine of real finesse. The tannins are very fine and controlled and there is strong energy and poise throughout. Drink from 2019.

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    A stunning village wine of real finesse. The tannins are very fine and controlled and there is strong energy and poise throughout. Drink from 2019.

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    One of three village wines made at the estate and the one with the most breeding. A lovely mix of ripe but bright red and black fruits on the nose, a touch of oak spice and really classy tannins in the mouth. Medium weight, rather elegant and very together.

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    One of three village wines made at the estate and the one with the most breeding. A lovely mix of ripe but bright red and black fruits on the nose, a touch of oak spice and really classy tannins in the mouth. Medium weight, rather elegant and very together.

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    There is 40% whole cluster here. It possesses some of that tell tale Malconsorts black cherry fruit yet retains a sense of restraint and purpose. Good glycerol and nice structure under. Great value for a Malconsorts. Drink from 2017.

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    Deep, glossy, creamy fruits abound, tinged with minerality and wrapped up in sophisticated tannins. Controlled, well proportioned and long.