When tasting through Bichot’s 2007s, of the grand crus one stood out as different; lighter red, less obviously intense than the others – that was the Latricières-Chambertin. Well there’s a thing, the 2006 is like a pea from a pod. This is a cheaper bottle than the recent Parent Pommard 1er Rugiens, but is it a better wine?
2006 Albert Bichot, Latrcières-Chambertin
Medium cherry-red colour. High-toned, slightly volatile red fruits over a faintly gunflint and vanilla base. Red fruit that is not so concentrated, but pretty striking. Plenty of oaky flavour and really impressive length, though that’s also a little heavy on the vanilla. Softly textured, this has the intensity of a 1er cru, but it really does have the complexity of a grand cru. It’s a relatively cheap bottling, at that price it’s an easy rebuy nomination.
Rebuy – Maybe