Albert Bichot 2017 Pre Arrival Offer. Superb reviews from The World of Fine Wine

Albert Bichot 2017 Pre Arrival Offer. Superb reviews from The World of Fine Wine

 
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A tremendous range with more super reviews!
 
There are few producers who can match Albert Bichot's range of Red Burgundies. There are even fewer producers who consistently receive tremendous reviews for their wines.
We have added new reviews from the World of Fine Wine. They are exceptional and continue the form that has seen Bichot win International Wine Maker of the Year several times.
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The 13 wines below are the cream of the crop from the Bichot stables. All wines are available at a 15% Pre Arrival Discount. Mix and match as you please. To view and order on our website click here.
Domaine du Pavillon Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 2017
Landed Price $195.00
Pre Arrival Price $165.00
24 bottles left

Pavillon_meursault_charmes Label James Suckling Tasting Report: The fine nose of hazelnuts, candied citrus, toast and vanilla leads you into this concentrated and highly structured Meursault, which is uncompromisingly minerally. Very straight, long finish. 94 Points

Jasper Morris MW: A slightly fuller yellow but still fresh and even a green tint. Plenty of energy on the nose and really good on the palate too. Needs a moment for the oak to finish integrating but the energy of the fruit is spectacular. Lovely drive energy and length. 94 Points
Domaine du Pavillon Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2017
Landed Price $399.95
Pre Arrival Price $339.95
22 bottles left

Pavillon Corton-Charlemagne James Suckling Tasting Report: A very classic Corton-Charlemagne that's very powerful, but very cool and fresh with a super mineral personality. Concentrated but finely etched palate with great acidity that drives the very long, stony finish. 96 Points
Decanter Magazine: Like fellow Beaune-based négociant Joseph Drouhin, Albert Bichot source their Domaine du Pavillon Corton-Charlemagne from Les Languettes on the Aloxe-Corton side of the hill. This is another wine with quite a bit of power, as well as sweet oak and patisserie notes, but there's a delightful freshness and zip at its core. (Drink between 2020-2027). 94 Points
Domaine du Clos Frantin Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 2017 
Landed Price $395.00
Pre Arrival Price $335.50
Case of 12 Bottles $3792.00 (=$316.00)

Frantin Malconsorts Label
James Suckling Tasting Report: 
A fragrant and complex Vosne-Romanée with deep black-cherry and floral notes on the nose. Then comes the rich and very elegant palate, the tannins almost completely masked by the fruit, until you reach the very powerful yet polished finish. 94 Points

Jasper Morris MW:
Dense purple colour, the nose is much stricter than the Amoureuses but just as tense. If anything there is greater concentration here but the wine is shaped differently, with a firmer stricter structure at the back, through the fruit flows over the tannins. There is just enough acidity. 93 Points

The World of Fine Wine: A perfumed nose, floral and charming. Fresh limpid, and elegant on the palate, with fine-grained tannins and good underlying tannins. It's not that demonstrative but it's finely balanced and long. 93 Points
Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report"
1.75 ha from 6 sandier parts and lower down heavier soil - the bottom left which is more sandy and the rest which is more clay - there can be 3 days difference in maturity between these two sectors - 'clearly different wines too, the lower part more massive less complex.' The only area in 2017 where they did a green harvest.
Hmm - not a big nose today, but one with a lot of inviting, faintly spiced complexity - true to its roots. Fuller, more depth, more complexity - certainly more structural vs the Amoureuses, but also much more complex - accessibly complex - today. Super finishing depth of flavour. Ooh that's good! - Excellent wine.
Albert Bichot Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses 2017
Landed Price $799.00
Pre Arrival Price $679.00
8 bottles left

Bichot Amoureuses Label
Decanter Magazine: 
Alain Serveau, Bichot's long-term winemaker, owns this parcel (lucky man) and sells the grapes to his employer, so it's almost a domaine wine. It's comparatively powerful for Les Amoureuses, with a touch of subtle reduction in barrel. Sappy, grippy and well-defined, it displays rose petal and potpourri scents, spicy berry fruit flavours, and a long, harmonious finish. (Drink between 2024-2030). 95 Points

Jasper Morris MW: 
Lovely rich purple and the nose is sumptuous too, absolutely doing what Amoureuses should. There is a fine silky texture, all the red fruits together, just ripe enough, and with all the hoped for succulence and superb length. 94 Points
Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report": This nose isn't quite ready - it often isn't when I taste - it certainly has width and volume - it's not shy, but there a reductive aspect today. In the mouth there's clearly extra volume and depth of flavour vs the last wines, but also a touch of reduction. Much to look forward to but not the best time to taste - except, maybe, the finish, which is very impressive. 

Albert Bichot Clos-de-la-Roche Grand Cru 2017
Landed Price $625.00
Pre Arrival Price $531.00
22 bottles left

Bichot Roche Label
The World of Fine Wine:
A consistently outstanding cuvee here, with a perfectly judged 25% whole-bunch and 50% new oak (as for most of the grand crus here this year). A luminous mid-ruby. Great complexity and depth on the nose, a lovely light whiff of white pepper from the stems. Very graceful on the palate, despite the depth and intensity, at once mineral and succulent, a really sublime texture, more cashmere than silk, so densely but finely layered, thanks to abundant but beautifully managed tannins; perfectly seamless, thrillingly long. A brilliant rendition of this generally underrated cru. 96 Points

Jasper Morris MW: 
Dense red purple. The nose is discreet, but the quality of the fruit is superb on the palate, quite vibrant while respecting the raw silk and blue fruit style of the appellation. Very good fruit acid balance. Excellent aftertaste both in fruit quality and persistence. 94 Points

Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report":  
Ooh - now that's very nice - a nose that's very open, forward, faintly spiced and fresh - oh-so inviting too! Supple, depth of fresh flavour - flavour that grows in intensity, vibrant flavour - this is always a cuvée that shows well here - no different in 2017 - it's excellent!


Albert Bichot Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Chabiots 2017
Landed Price $245.00
Pre Arrival Price $208.00
6 bottles left

Bichot Chabiots Label
The World of Fine Wine:
A touch of heady cherry and a hint of darker florals make for a seductive nose. The palate has juicy intensity but also a darker aspect of density, control, firmness. A brooding Chambolle, charming but serious, with fine grip and vivid freshness.
93 Points

Vinous Media - Neal Martin:
The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Chabiots 1er Cru has a wonderful, expressive red cherry and crushed strawberry nose with beguiling floral aromas. The medium-bodied palate offers supple tannin, finely pitched acidity and a long, poised, silky-smooth finish. A great Chambolle from winemaker Alain Serveau. (Drink between 2022-2034). 92-94 Points

James Suckling Tasting Report: 
Great nose of raspberries with just a whiff of caramel and toasty oak. A graceful wine that wraps itself gently around you and caresses you. Long finish with delicate sweetness, which makes it drinkable on release. 92 Points

Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report": 
Continuity of Musigny above Amoureuses.
Hmm - a very different nose a sort of melting density of aroma. Silky but intense, a flavour that slowly fills all the spaces in your mouth - today touched by oak but that will fade. A wine that's more about shape and texture than depth of flavour today - clearly concentrated though. Hard to judge today - it's clearly a super wine, but I'm unsure of the direction it will take. Worth buying a few bottles to keep tabs!

Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux-St-Jacques 2017
Landed Price $299.95
Pre Arrival Price $254.50
32 bottles left

Bichot Lavaux Label
The World of Fine Wine:
A heady whiff of red cherry sets the tone. The palate presents a picture of restrained juiciness, of ripe fruit framed by freshness and a gentle tannic grip. There is lovely depth of fruit, great symmetry and balance, So moreish and so elegant.
93+ Points

Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report": 
This nose is just a little tighter than that of the Malconsorts, but very deep and attractive - and there doesn't seem to be any reduction driving that. Mouth-filling volume, depth of flavour - complexity, energy - yes! Great finishing - bravo! The second vintage in a row that I find this bests the Malconsorts, today at least.
Domaine du Clos Frantin Chambertin Grand Cru 2017
Landed Price $1095.00
Pre Arrival Price $930.00
12 bottles left

Frantin Chambertin label
The World of Fine Wine:
Medium-deep, luminous ruby. Naturally reserved, but you sense the depth underneath, fathomless and well-formed, with gentle floral and mineral lift. Richly silky, still to fan out, of course, but great balance, elegance, freshness, and focus, with the proper scale and tension for the cru. 95 Points

Jancis Robinson: 
35% whole-bunch fermented. Aged in oak barrels (50% new) for 16 months. Cask sample. Awesome fruit definition, wonderful tension between vivid acidity and finely balanced tannins, and impeccable clarity of flavour. Has the je ne sais quoi of grand cru. A treasure. (RH) (Drink between 2020-2040). 18.5/20

Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report": 
Lots of colour. Lots of high-toned aromatic volume - some oak here - narrowing, more tight below. Full, supple, fresh and layered, growing in stature over the palate. It's clearly serious wine, with a more serious side - great wine though - touched by some late arriving tannin. Modest intensity but very long finishing...

Domaine du Clos Frantin Echezeaux Grand Cru 2017
Landed Price $525.00
Pre Arrival Price $446.00
29 bottles left

Frantin Echezeaux
James Suckling Tasting Report: 
A deep and really complex Echezeaux with a ton of forest berries, very polished tannins and wonderful sweetness that grows at the back of the palate. Very long and complex finish with a lot of herbal and mineral complexity. Very long finish. This will be delicious from release, but has a great future ahead of it. 96 Points
Jancis Robinson: 
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