The 2017 Grands Echézeaux Grand Cru might have a scintilla of brettanomyces that slightly occludes the fruit on the earthy, perhaps animally nose. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe red fruit, and quite toasty in style, showing modest depth and candied character toward the finish, which gains wonderful precision with time in the glass and reveals a long, persistent tail. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2017 tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2038
Robert Parker 94
Introduced by aromas of black raspberries, smoky wild berries, grilled game and rich soil tones mingling in a complex bouquet, the 2017 Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru, a full-bodied, deep and multidimensional wine with a concentrated core of fruit, velvety structuring tannins and a long, savory finish. While this possesses the charm that typifies this vintage at its best, it’s one cuvee that will definitely reward bottle aging.