Much darker than most 2007s. Dense and rich and definitely very different from all the rest. Very, very pure and linear and not that fleshy but very, very pure. Fine tannins. Very interesting to see DRC x 07. Works well, so pure! Great freshness.. More seductive at the moment.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026
Robert Parker 90
The Domaine’s 2007 Echezeaux displays ripe red berry and star anise aromas; a tender fruit character, mingled with a hint of mocha and underlain by subtly saline meat stock on a silken palate, and a finish that preserves just enough of a fresh edge to its fruit to stimulate salivation and the desire for the next sip. Here is a 2007 that remains true to the personality it expressed early on in barrel, albeit with flattering textural refinement and a greater sense of purity. It’s small scale, but only in the non-derogatory sense of chamber music (two words I used to describe it and, amusingly, later heard from de Villaine). I imagine this charmer being best enjoyed over the next 5-7 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017