The Bocquenet 2005 Echezeaux - from high up in the Rouges du Bas section, adjoining Les Beaux Monts - exhibits abundant, nose- and palate-filling black fruits, prominent sweet spiciness, formidable though fine tannins, and a long, sweet, smoky, very lightly cooked and caramelized finish that is sumptuous even with the tannins. It will take years for them to round out, but some progress may well be made in tank prior to bottling. Still, I would opt to cellar it for at least 5-7 years.
Author: David Schildknecht
Burghound | Rating: 93
Wonderfully spicy upper register black and blue fruit aromas complement the impressively concentrated and powerful mouth coating flavors blessed with ample amounts of dry extract and simply huge length. This is a serious wine that will benefit from every bit of a decade as it climbs towards its full, and considerable, potential but note that patience will be required. Bravo!