Chambertin, Grand Cru
Domaine Clos Frantin

Chambertin, Grand Cru, 2015


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2015

6x75cl

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£1,975.22



Domaine Clos Frantin, Chambertin, Grand Cru, 2015

2015

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Domaine Clos Frantin, Chambertin, Grand Cru, 2015

Red fruit and mint, soar from the glass with underlying shades of camphor and strawberry leaf. Tightly packed, pitch-perfect balance and a striking linearity, this Chambertin is chiselled and energetic. Uplifting in every sense. From a tiny plot in the upper section of Chambertin, aged in 50% new oak for 17 months.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
13.5%
92/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2015 Chambertin Grand Cru seems to display some stem addition on the nose, but it is in sync with the scents of cranberry leaf and wild strawberry, though I would have expected a little more ripeness. The medium-bodied palate offers succulent tannin, crisp acidity and fine depth and freshness, but the finish is very compact and is not as fluid as some of its peers. This is difficult to read and will certainly require several years in bottle. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Date Reviewed:
11/2018

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France

region:
Burgundy

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Domaine Clos Frantin

Domaine Clos Frantin

In 1996 Alberic Bichot became the 6th generation to take over the management of this historic Burgundian house. Bichot have always had impressive vineyard holdings and been one of the most important negociants in the region but the wines were all too often disappointing. Alberic’s mission was to transform the estate’s quality and reputation. One of his first moves was to bring in Alain Serveau as chief winemaker. Vitally both of Bichot’s Cote d’Or domaines, Clos Frantin in the Cotes de Nuits and Domaine du Pavillon in the Cote de Beaune, have their own vineyard and winemaking teams as well as their own wineries and cellars with Alain overseeing the whole production. When asked at a tasting of the fine 2014s what the most essential changes have been during his near twenty year reign, Alain pinpointed a lowering of yields and increased flexibility, ie adapting to each plot and vintage rather a systematic approach. Well the wines have improved immeasurably, the last three vintages in particular have been excellent for the Domaine wines, to the point that we could finally not resist the beautiful 2014s. By and large the grapes are de-stalked, undergo a long slow and gentle cuvaison of up to thirty days and then age in barriques for between 14-18 months depending on the wine and vintage. New oak is far from excessive, going up to a mximum of 60-70% for the top Grand Crus.

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