2005, Albert Bichot (Clos Frantin), Echezeaux Clos Frantin

Echezeaux, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 91

Drinking Dates: 2015+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 01-Jan-2008

(from a .99 ha parcel in Champs Traversin). This too is quite ripe with its liqueur-like aromas of black raspberry, spice and floral hints that are trimmed in just enough wood to notice. The velvety, supple and quite round flavors coat the palate with dry extract that also pushes the moderately firm tannins to the background on the slightly warm finish where the wood resurfaces. This is unusually powerful compared to what is typical for Echézeaux though it is not particularly complex but the underlying material is here such that it is reasonable that more will develop and my rating assumes that it will. 93/2027+