Very sweet and charming without being at all heavy. Flirtatious. Strawberry. Still quite a bit of tannin.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2045
Good bright, deep red. Superb precision to the aromas of black cherry, dark raspberry and Oriental spices. Intensely flavored and bracing, with terrific saline energy to the flavors of red berries, white pepper and blood orange. Showing more fruit intensity today than the Corton. Leaves the palate tingling on the long, vibrant aftertaste. A superb vintage for this cuvee. Aubert de Villaine noted that he vinified his 2010 reds with 60% to 80% whole clusters, with the higher percentage generally used for vines affected by millerandage.
Robert Parker 93
This year, the Echezeaux was picked over two days on the 1st and 2nd October at 24hl/ha. Compared to recent vintages, the aromatics would like to make more of an impression with a mixture of red and black fruit intermingling with scents of limestone and with continued aeration, a hint of dark plum and cured meat. This certainly repays time in the glass as it reveals a different facet with each passing moment. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity. The structure is more resolute and foursquare than the 2009 tasted last year. This is an Echezeaux that is more masculine, perhaps more serious and just a little introspective towards the finish. It steps off the accelerator towards the finish, which is graceful and refined, a ferrous note lingering on the aftertaste with a twist of sour cherry. Total production is 1247 cases. Tasted January 2013.