These vines were planted in 1955, so are more than 60 years old. The plot lies downhill from the village, below the road to Beaune, on the slope beneath First Growth Les Caradeux. “Global warming is good for Les Fichots,” says Boudier, “as now we can have very good maturity of the grapes, while keeping a lot of freshness, thanks to deep soils, and no stress from lack of water.” Soils are rich in iron, with moisture-retaining clay content. This was 100% de-stemmed, and has barrel-aged with 15% being new. Colour is rich, ruby-purple of medium depth, aromas being fragrant, fresh and clean. Palate is lively from the outset, with flavours intensifying as the wine is enjoyed, finishing fresh, gently tannic and long (for drinking 2022-2030+).
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