Ginger, cardamom, smoked meats, grenadine, anise, and an amalgam of red and black raspberry preserves characterize the multifaceted nose and dense yet vivacious palate of Drouhin's 2008 Grands Echezeaux. Not the most elegant of grand crus, it certainly can boast sheer intensity and grip, its pungent finishing spice invigorating, even as the carpet of fine tannin it lays down helps convince me of its potential for 12-15 years of interesting bottle evolution.
Author: David Schildknecht
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93
Medium red. Pungent, highly expressive aromas of raspberry, blood orange, flowers and spices; exotic in the context of this classic vintage. Juicy, sweet and gripping on the palate, with a weightless, delicate quality to the sharply delineated flavors of raspberry, orange peel and minerals. Really effortless, classy wine, conveying an impression of extract without extraction. Finishes with suave tannins and impressive subtle persistence. A beauty.