Albert Bichot Domaine du Pavillon Meursault, 2015, Burgundy, France
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When an established Burgundian family such as the Bichots make a chardonnay from Meursault, you taste an instant classic.
Ah, Meursault. So rich, so complex, so soft. This is made by Burgundian legends the Bichot family and is an exemplar of its kind. Takes you gently by the hand and guides you somewhere magical. Oui, monsieur.
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.”