2017, Albert Bichot (Clos Frantin), Vosne Romanee Malconsorts

Vosne Romanee, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 89

Drinking Dates: 2029+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 10-Jan-2020

(from a whopping 1.76 ha parcel). A relatively deeply pitched nose offers plenty of floral and spice elements along with notes of plum, dark cherry and a touch of Asian-style tea that are trimmed in discreet but not invisible wood. As is usually the case there is excellent volume and a taut muscularity to the sappy broad-shouldered flavors that flash good depth though the austere bitter cherry pit-inflected finish that is markedly compact and fairly short. While that in and of itself is not a flaw, it’s not immediately clear that this is necessarily going to better harmonize with time even though I have indicated about when I estimate the tannins will have mostly subsided. 90/2031+