Albert Bichot Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2016
92 points from Wine Spectator
"Les Clos" is in terms of surface area the biggest of the Chablis Grand Cru vineyards. It has a south-east exposure (setting sun). Domaine Albert Bichot is privileged to own two vineyards here, with a total of almost four acres, which allows them to blend grapes with two very different yet complementary profiles.
The first vineyard is located at mid-slope and benefits from slightly higher temperatures than the second, which is located at the top of the slope, protected from the north winds by the nearby forest. The two plots once again reveal that Burgundy is the kingdom of "terroirs." The first plot at mid-slope generally provides deeper, richer, fleshier wines whereas the second plot produces wines with greater acidity and tension. It is the blending of the two that lends the "Les Clos" all of its complexity.
The differences between our two plots can be detected throughout the tasting experience. The nose skillfully combines floral notes from the higher of the two plots with almond and hazelnut notes from the mid-slope vineyard. The palate is full-bodied and structured with pleasing acidity that is not overpowering.
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