($90) Dee p red with ruby highlights. Knockout nose combines superripe berries, plum, violet, minerals, nutty oak and suggestions of earth. Sweet and dense but with terrific verve and definition. Chewy and solid yet light on its feet. Offers impressive palate coverage and grip. Finishes very long, with fine, suave tannins.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2005
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
From a parcel in the |Cruots| sector of its vineyard, the 2002 Echezeaux bursts forth with toasty blackberry and cassis aromas. Its awesomely-textured character reveals sensual, oily layers of red cherries, candied raspberries, and spices that linger in its sultry, seductive, and prolonged finish. Drink this concentrated beauty between 2007 and 2018.
Author: Pierre Rovani
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88
Seems ripe yet herbaceous, with cherry and spice flavors. Very tight now, with a core of fruit midpalate, it pulls together by the finish. 225 cases made.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93
Spicy, floral and wonderfully pure black fruit aromas that give way to flavors that are sweet, delicious and remarkably supple, indeed even more so than the Clos de Vougeot yet the finish is very firmly structured and there is excellent mid-palate punch and sap. This is an absolutely gorgeous wine of real depth and striking style. Wow!
Popped and poured. Clear, luminous, ruby color w/ no hint of aging. On the nose and palate, this wine is still quite primary. High-toned red fruit notes with some Vosne spice. Tannins are still quite firm, but this is an elegant wine. For me, very enjoyable now, but I think this wine will get even better over the next 2-5 years.