Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux-St-Jacques 2012 (2264)

Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux-St-Jacques 2012 (2264)

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Gevrey-Chambertin
Pinot Noir

One of the great appellations of the Côte de Nuits both in terms of size and of reputation, Gevrey Chambertin is characterised by a wide variety of different terroirs. No white wines are found here, only pinot noir is cultivated. These vines are situated along the slopes lining the exit of the Lavaux combe and are orientated southeast to east-southeast. The soil is shallow and light with brown limestone on the upper section and brown calcite towards the lower portion. The presence of clay is abundant on thick limestone beds dating to mid- to late-Paleozoic.

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Professional Reviews

Tim Atkin MW

Made with purchased grapes, this is still among the top wines at Bichot in 2012. It’s a single parcel red that is very true to its cool, even chilly terroir. Fresh and silky with classic red cherry, raspberry and pomegranate notes, it’s gently rather than aggressively oaked and very minerally to boot. 2017-25


Jancis Robinson

Deep, translucent cherry red. Scented and oaky on the nose at the same time. Juicy, fresh but a bit tough on the finish. Could do with a little more fleshing out in the middle – maybe this will come?



An exceptionally fresh, cool, pure and restrained nose is classic Gevrey with its intensely earthy and sauvage character that adds breadth to the ripe wild red currant aromas. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension and energy to the mineral-inflected, firm and beautifully well-detailed medium weight flavors that culminate in a tautly muscular and moderately austere finish. This will require at least a decade of cellar time to unwind and realize its full potential. (90-92)/2024+

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