Albert Bichot Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, 2011, Burgundy, France
£335.00 (inc VAT)
Purest hedonism. Drink, and cavort like the Greeks of old. You know the ones I mean.
Bâtard-Montrachet is only 11HA large which is tiny, but its wines are larger than life. This little commune may be all about power and concentration, but, Bichot’s Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru is about precision and elegance. Tangy grapefruit, vanilla, toast, and a refined finished which will leave you searching for a marble-topped gold-guild table to place down your empty glass.
Burgundian legends; the Bichot family settled in the region in 1350. The wine business was founded in 1831 by Bernard Bichot, and his son, Hippolyte Bichot, bought the first vines. Clearly deciding that they weren’t going to beat “Hippolyte Bichot” as a name, the next three generations were named Albert Bichot. Now sixth-generation scion Alberic Bichot runs the place with respect for traditions and an eye to the future. He compares himself to the "conductor of an orchestra, proud to bring people and their talents together.”