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2014 Albert Bichot Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux Saint Jacques

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March 31, 2019 - $83

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RATINGS

91-93The Wine Advocate

The palate is supple on the entry with impressive tension, a little tightness to deal with on the second half, but bounding with energy and tension on the long and tender finish. This is another classy wine from Bichot.

89-91Burghound.com

The earthy, punchy and detailed flavors possess solid mid-palate richness before culminating in a linear, austere, stony and muscular finale.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Lovely definition on the nose - fragrant violet and redcurrant. Great fruit concentration on the nose too, all wrapped in well-judged oak. Smartly done, very charming.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Lavaux-Saint-Jacques

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.