2013, Albert Bichot (Clos Frantin), Chambertin

Chambertin, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 91

Drinking Dates: 2018+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 15-Jan-2016

Here the unusually expressive nose is more floral in character with ample spice elements on the earthy dark berry and Asian tea-suffused aromas. There is good richness to the supple, rich and relatively forward flavors that possess a generous mid-palate though the vibrant and stony finish immediately tightens up. Like the Malconsorts this intensely mineral-driven effort is somewhat less structured than usual though it certainly doesn’t lack for power and punch. 93/2026+