Albert Bichot

Albert Bichot Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2015

R3,495

A skillful blend of power, elegance and voluptuousness, this Grand Cru will deliver a textbook and ageworthy Burgundy experience

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Curated Selection

Top Rated, Organic & Biodynamic

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Producer

Albert Bichot

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2015

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Indulgence, Icon & Invest

Wine Region

Burgundy

Critics Top Rating

93 points

Story

Story

Since 1831, The Bichot family has been at the forefront of Burgundy wines. Over the course of 6 generations, the house style has become more and more refined and distinct in elegance.With Albéric Bichot at the helm since 1996, the house has focused its future on quality, minimal intervention winemaking and organic farming. The embodiment of this approach resulted in their 6 domaines being fully organically certified since 2018, while receiving praise and awards on the quality of the wines.

The production areas of the Charmes-Chambertin and Mazoyères-Chambertin appellations are the same but Charmes-Chambertin is usually used. This Grand Cru’s vineyards are planted in the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin.

Specifications

Specifications

Soil – Calcareous clay soil with silt and a great deal of scree gravel in the upper part

Grape Variety – 100% Pinot Noir

Vatting – Temperature-controlled conical oak vats. Vatting time: 20 to 28 days

Ageing – In oak barrels 100%. Ageing time: 14 to 16 months. Proportion of new barrels: 50%

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Our Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru features aromas of raspberry, redcurrant and violet. A few years in the cellar will allow these initial aromas to acquire more animal and spicy notes, while maintaining remarkable freshness. The palate is a skillful blend of power, elegance and voluptuousness.

Food pairing – Ideal with red meats, big game, and ripe or full-flavoured cheeses.

Serve between 16° and 17°C (60°F – 63°F). This wine can be laid down during 10 to 20 years or more in a cellar.

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

Tim Atkin – 93 points


Jancis Robinson – 17.5/20

Mid to deep cherry. Glorious delicately herbal freshness added to the intensity of pure red fruit. With the merest hint of pepper and spice and the oak swallowed by the fruit. A fine combination of upright structure and sufficient flesh for great shape. Great balance and real refinement.


Burghound – 90-93 points

(from Charmes proper). Much more moderate but again, not invisible oak serves as a backdrop for the liqueur-like red berry fruit, earth and softly animale-scented nose. The sleek and seductively textured medium weight flavors possess an underlying muscularity though the abundant sap does a fine job of buffering the moderately firm tannic spine on the sneaky long finale. 2025+

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