2017 Domaine du Clos Frantin (Albert Bichot) 1er Cru 'Les Malconsorts' Vosne-Romanée
Les Malconsorts is an exceptional Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru. We are lucky enough to own 1.75 ha (4.3 acres) of this jewel, which is located close to legendary vineyards (less than 400 metres from Romane?e-Conti and less than 600 metres from Richebourg!).
The name "Malconsorts" suggests that this land must once have been at the origin of disputes between “mauvais consorts” (bad partners), from the Latin word CONSORS meaning "associate, partner". These litigants would have had a common interest in a case. The prefix "Mal-" would indicate that they conducted themselves inappropriately over land that they owned jointly.
The nose is fine and complex with delicate primary aromas enhanced by a subtle touch of oak. Soft, fruity notes end on a spicy finish. After a few minutes, subtle notes of peppermint and cedar develop.
On the palate, all the crispiness of Pinot Noir with very pleasing, smooth, mouth-filling tannic texture.
Try this Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru "Les Malconsorts" with red meats, game in sauce, and the majority of cheeses.
SERVING AND KEEPING
Serve between 16 and 17°C (60°F - 63°F).
This wine may be cellared for 7 to 10 years or more.
Wine Enthusiast - #59 TOP 100 CELLAR SELECTIONS 2017 - "From one of the high-quality Premier Crus that have much of the reflected glory of the Vosne-Romanée grand crus, the beautiful wine is ripe and packed with great red fruits. Its wood aging is a rich support to this opulent wine with considerable potential. Drink from 2025."
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