Elegant, pure and still remarkably youthful aromas of spice, black fruit and plenty of earth lead to moderately structured, rich and velvety flavors that deliver very impressive persistence. This is a dense wine with plenty of mid-palate stuffing yet there is nothing heavy or four-square about it. Best of all, while it can be approached now, it will hold for another decade with no problem.
Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91
Smooth, polished, silky and elegant, unfolding raspberry, smoke, toast, game and plum flavors that persist into a long, luscious finish. Has scratchy tannins to lose, but the goods to age.
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 87
The 1991 Echezeaux is light-bodied for a Jayer wine, as well as more compact and austere. The wine offers an attractive floral, berry-scented nose, spicy, medium-bodied, moderately concentrated flavors, and noticeably hard, astringent tannin in the finish.