Vosne Romanée, Les Malconsorts, 1er Cru
    Domaine Clos Frantin

    Vosne Romanée, Les Malconsorts, 1er Cru,



    Domaine Clos Frantin, Vosne Romanée, Les Malconsorts, 1er Cru, 2015

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Domaine Clos Frantin, Vosne Romanée, Les Malconsorts, 1er Cru, 2015

    In keeping with the vineyard, this is more masculine from the outset. Darker, tighter nose with blackcurrant spice, forest floor and redcurrants, the palate shimmers with vibrant, persistent fruit and gripping, finely-etched tannins. Broad shouldered yet precise, one of the standout wines of the range. From a 1.75 hectare plot and an average vine age of 40 years. Aged in 40% new oak for 17 months.

    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2015 Vosne-Romanée Les Malconsorts 1er Cru seems to have been born to embarrass my rather tepid reaction to this wine from barrel. Wow! This has me smitten. It offers a very floral, seductive bouquet with pressed violet petals liberally scattered over the black cherry and wild strawberry fruit, and just a hint of vanilla in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin. This is very cohesive, harmonious and silky-smooth in texture, with a light touch of blood orange and brown spices that impart complexity on the finish. Excellent. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
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    2021 - 2050


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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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