Albert Bichot Beaune Clos des Mouches Domaine du Pavillon 2020
|France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune
Cream and roasted hazelnut notes create an inviting, rounded nose on this wine. The palate has that same hazelnut richness and creamy flow, buttressed by freshness that recalls lemon and yellow pear. A lovely balance and a juicy, fresh finish do justice to the warm 2018 vintage. Drink by 2035.
Marked by vivid acidity, this white evokes lemon, apple, vanilla and clove notes. A tad disjointed, this could use a year to integrate, or decant now. Shows echoes of oak spice on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2029.
The 2018 Beaune Clos des Mouches ler Cru Blanc has an attractive, slightly earthy bouquet with touches of chalk dust and grilled almond. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. Not overly complex, but there is sufficient freshness here, and the lime and orange zest finish maintains decent clarity. Fine, but not long-term.