The 2020 Echézeaux Grand Cru includes 70% whole bunch and matured in 80% new oak. This is very refined on the nose with brambly red berry fruit, crushed stone, wilted rose petal and a touch of spice. The palate is tensile on the entry with a slightly granular texture, fine depth, real precision and poise on the finish. This really is a top-notch Echézeaux.
Here the nose is riper still with its array of black cherry liqueur, kirsch, cassis and spice nuances that are also trimmed in enough wood to notice. There is fine volume and mid-palate density to the velvety and punch medium weight plus flavors that coat the palate with sappy dry extract on the dusty, moderately austere and sneaky long finish. At least some patience suggested as this will need at least a decade to resolve what are presently firm tannins. Note: from a .55 ha parcel in En Orveaux with vines planted in 1924 and 1979; 70% whole clusters Drink: 2030+
70% whole bunch vinification and four new barrels in five. Very dense purple, dark strawberry notes on the nose, clearly ripe even at only just over 13%. A sweet, sensual mouthful, yet with strictness and structure at the back, The 2020 Domaine d’Eugénie Echezeaux offers both delicacy and harmony. Tasted: November 2021