Echézeaux, Domaine Faiveley 2014
A spicy yet reserved nose grudgingly displays notes of both red and blue pinot fruit that is trimmed in hints of violets and sandalwood. There is good richness to the detailed, intense and vibrant middle weight flavors that possess good volume and focused power on the ever-so-slightly austere finish that is balanced and refreshing. This too is going to need a long stay in a cool cellar but should very much be worth the wait.
|Score: 92/94||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (61), January 2016|
(from a parcel close to Bouchard's in En Orveaux): Good medium red. Medicinal cherry, licorice, peppery herbs and minerals on the nose, lifted by a floral topnote. At once dense, fine-grained and juicy; seamless but a bit withdrawn, even reduced, offering savory mineral complexity to its redcurrant, raspberry and cranberry fruit flavors. Uncompromisingly dry wine in a cool, energetic, even slightly lean style, in need of patience. But there's lovely density of texture here. The tannins are firm-edged on the lively, youthfully medicinal back end. This grand cru gained in sweetness with extended aeration.
|Score: 92+||Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com (221), March 2017|
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