The Stunning 2012 Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru from Albert Bichot. Rare 2012 Richebourg‏

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Silky, perfumed and long. A brilliant Grand Cru at a decent price!

 

I visit Albert Bichot and the respective domaines at least once a year to taste and buy the latest vintage. Each year, it seems, one wine screams out to me as being very, very special. In 2010 it was Grand Echezeaux, in 2011 it was Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses and in 2012 it was Latricieres-Chambertin.

 

The biggest problem is that all of these wines are produced in tiny quantities. And unfortunately, in 2012, there is just a single barrel of 2012 Latricieres-Chambertin! So that mean just 300 bottles for the entire world!

 

We're a long way from the centre of the Burgundy universe but we have still managed to secure a very handy allocation of this great wine.

 

Before I tell you more perhaps I should declare my love of Latricieres-Chambertin. For me this is the most Chambolle-like vineyard of Gevrey-Chambertin. Great Latricieres is always lacy, elegant, perfumed and long. The French say arien - a word that sits somewhere between airy and ethereal. It should have compexity and intensity but be light on its feet. It is the Gevrey version of Le Musigny.

 

I suggest yon't miss this opportunity to purchase the 2012 Latricieres-Chambertin at our Pre Arrival Price which saves you 15% on the landed price. As an extra bonus if you buy an unbroken case of 12 bottles we'll give you an additional 5% discount. 

 

2012 Latricieres-Chambertin

Grand Cru 

750ml Usual Price $389.00

Pre Arrival Price $330.50

Pre Arrival Case Price with extra 5% discount $3734.40 (=$311.20)

 

Wine Advocate: The 2012 Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru is straight-laced on the nose: prim and proper black fruit with tertiary notes developing. The palate is very fine with a chalky opening, crisp acidity and slightly brittle tannins. But the fruit profile is very pleasurable with blackberry, a touch of mulberry and raspberry. It actually builds nicely in the mouth and challenges the Chambertin in terms of length. Look out for this as it is one of Bichot's top performing 2012s92-94 Points

 

I think the wine is even better than this tasting note. It is complex and layered with a very long finish. And for a Gevrey Grand Cru from 2012 it is well priced.

 

To view and purchase the wine on line click here. You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or email sales@grandmillesime.com.au

 

Cheers,

Darren 

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Frantin Richebourg

 

2012 Richebourg - The Top of the Tree!

Another brilliant effort from Domaine du Clos Frantin.

 

Burghound: A ripe yet restrained cool red berry fruit nose is explosively spicy and also displays notes of warm earth, plum and plenty of floral character. There is excellent richness and overt power to the relatively refined medium weight plus flavors thanks to the fine grained tannins that coat the mouth on the gorgeously long and mouth coating finish. This impeccably well-balanced effort is clearly built for the long haul. And while it is the best wine in the range in 2012 it is only slightly better than the seriously good Grands Ech. 2027+ A "Don't Miss" wine. 93-95 Points

 

Like all of the very top Grand Crus the 2012 Richebourg is not cheap. It is a serious wine, and with the domaine's holding of just 0.07 hectares, is in seriously short supply.


Normal Price $1150.00
Pre Arrival Price $977.50

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