Domaine du Clos Frantin Nuits-Saint-Georges
From vines averaging 40 years old in two clay-rich parcels totalling a little under a hectare, and with 25% new oak this sets out the domaine’s stall rather well. This is a great introduction to Clos Frantin, to Cote de Nuits Burgundy in fact, as it is straight down the line, textbook juice. The slightly heavier soils give a generosity to the fruit that defies the NSG’s reputation for austerity but there is no lack of vibrancy. In 2017 the perfume is intense and the underlying minerality gives the wine impressive tension. Sophisticated, not rustic, this is very much the civilised face of Nuits Saint Georges.
Always a super reliable, benchmark domaine, and well-priced, Clos Frantin’s 2017s continue a good run of form. We were also really impressed by a number of the Maison’s wines this year which have closed the gap with its flagship domaine whilst offering tremendous value. As Neal martin comments, Bichot can make “really quite delicious, complex wines that often surprise people in blind tastings when not swayed by the label.” We feel our selections, from village wines to the most senior Grand Crus, all show the precision, typicity and expressive, vibrant, phenolically mature fruit that make a case or two essential purchases for all Burgundy lovers.
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Albert Bichot and Domaine du Clos Frantin
13 hectares of prime award winning vineyards
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