To the eye, a pure bright deep red, truly stunning. Clear and limpid, the shifting color nuances often vary, though generally tending towards fairly dark shades of garnet or violet-purple: a color that holds the eye. With age, the aromas tend towards pepper, musk, animal pelts, leather, spices, and prunes. Sometimes the bouquet hints at scents of woodland undergrowth, moss, mushrooms, damp earth, game, fruit liqueurs, and mulberries. Especially in young wines, one may well encounter scents
of pine, dog roses, violets, and fresh cherries. On the palate, the wine is peaceful and dreamy, serene with age, subtle and refined; it fully reveals the complex nature of a really good Burgundy, all of the art that can
be achieved through the medium of Pinot Noir grapes grown on one particular terroir. The structure is outstanding: solid, full-bodied, rich, and exceptionally harmonious. It is wholly appropriate for the qualification "Great" to precede Echezeaux in the name Grands-Echezeaux: it has that extra touch of class and vinosity along with a dense and subtle texture.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Grands Echézeaux Grand Cru comes from 1.44-hectares of 40- to 68-year-old vine and is matured entirely in new oak. It has a clean, pure and quite intense bouquet with dark plum, raspberry and rose petals scents that are beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, good depth, a slight earthiness underneath the dark berry fruit mixed with black pepper and sage, fanning out gently towards the sturdy, truffle-tinged finish. Give this several years in the cellar, because it is a very well crafted and sophisticated Grands-Echézeaux.