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Albert Bichot Chablis Les Blanchots Grand Cru 2005

Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • BH91
  • ST90
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Winemaker Notes

Beautiful bright yellow robe with golden-green reflections. Les Blanchots is remarkably elegant. The nose is dominated by a bouquet of white flowers (Lillies, roses). The mouth is ample and generous with great harmony. The finale is very mineral with discreet hints of sea air and smoke (flint, pencil graphite).

Serving suggestions: The mineral purity of this wine will beautifully accompany Japanese cuisine using raw fish (breem sushis or pollack makis for example). Alternatively grilled or oven-stewed white meats are perfect, in a tender and unctuous register. For cheese, small goat cheeses or cream cheese with fresh herbs are just perfect.

Serving and keeping: Serve between 11 and 13°C. This Grand Cru can be drunk in its prime youth or can be lied down for a dozen or so years to develop hints of honey and spring meadow mushrooms.

Critical Acclaim

W&S 94
Wine & Spirits

This Chablis reached extreme ripeness, yet the fruit's structural integrity has seemed only to intensify. The wine's powerful architecture sets firm boundaries, and the flavors fill them completely, layered with bass notes of toasted hazelnut and grilled pineapple rising to higher tones of sweet cream, gooseberries and lime. It's fascinating how a chardonnay can take a shape, one that will likely expand and evolve with long bottle age.

WE 91
Wine Enthusiast

Weighty, full-bodied, full of ripe yellow fruits. Here’s a wine that is going to be a powerhouse, packed with intense flavors, touched by wood and a crisp edge. The aftertaste leaves minerality along with the ripe fruit.

BH 91
Burghound.com

A subtle trace of wood frames white flower, lychee nut, iodine and spice nuances that introduce very rich, sappy and palate staining flavors that are impeccably well balanced on the powerful and opulent finish. This is so rich that it could be almost heavy were it not for the very firm lemon and grapefruit-infused acidity. A very fine and classy effort.

ST 90
International Wine Cellar

Good pale color. Discreet, reserved but thoroughly ripe aromas of lime, green apple, white flowers and mint, with a leesy nuance. Juicy, spicy and classically dry, with flavors of apple, pear and flowers. Much more backward than the Vaucoupins and still youthfully tight on the back.

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Albert Bichot

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Albert Bichot, , France - Other regions
Albert Bichot
Since 1350, the Bichot family has made Burgundy its home. Their emblem is a deer and the family only became attached to vines and wines during the 19th century. In 1831, Bernard Bichot founded a merchant house bearing his name in Monthélie, a couple of kilometres south of Beaune. At the end of the 19th century, his grand-son Albert Bichot brought new impulsion to the business and definitively installed its headquarters in Beaune. The family heritage has been perpetuated from father to son since then.

Since 1996, Albéric Bichot represents the 6th generation managing the company. Guarantor of the family tradition, he is driving the House towards its latest challenges and is adapting it to changing markets and consumer demand. Under his momentum, an upstream quality control strategy was developed at the beginning of the 1980s. In the logic of getting the best fruit to create the best wine and best express terroir, Albert Bichot has acquired vineyards in the most reputed growing areas. In addition to this expertise as a wine-grower, Albert Bichot carefully sources grapes in order to vinify and age its “négoce” wines and therefore control quality as far as possible. To each “sub-region” corresponds a "Domaine" which refers to not only owned vineyards but also to a standalone structure dedicated to wines of the area including viticulture and vinification teams and facilities (equipment, cellars)

Albert Bichot owns four estates set at the heart of four great viticultural regions that make up Burgundy: Chablis, Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune and Cote Chalonnaise. Each estate consists of vineyards cultivated with sustainable practices, as well as facilities and teams devoted to the making and aging or the region's wines.

Under the direction of Alain Serveau, cheif winemaker, our teams include vineyard managers who oversee viticulture and cellar masters who supervise vinification and aging.

The four estates are:
Chateau Long-Depaquit-Chablis
Domaine du Clos-Frantin-Nuits Saint Georges
Domaine du Pavillon-Pommard
Domaine Adelie-Mercurey.

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