The 2016 Echezeaux Grand Cru has a clean and pure bouquet, a little stoniness at first then blackberry, hints of cassis and blueberry, quite perfumed and floral. Maybe this is more linear than its peers? The palate is medium-bodied with a pleasing succulence on the entry, a keen thread of acidity that binds together a satisfyingly edgy finish. As usual, Anne’s Echézeaux is full of tension but it will deserve several years in bottle.Anne Gros had a wry attitude to the frost that affected all but her vines in Hautes-Côtes de Nuits in 2016. Her Chambolle-Musigny bit the dust and with the few liters that survived she told me that she made a rosé (although this may be for personal consumption). You will find details of the losses within individual tasting notes. She commenced the harvest on 27 September. Her wines were all tasted directly from stainless steel vat as usual, her grand crus having been raised in 60% new oak. Anne's Richebourg is predictably magnificent although as always, it is one of the most backward expressions of the grand cru and will require a decade in bottle, while I have a lot of time for her Hautes-Côtes de Nuits white and red that should drink well over the next three or four years. Finally, a great Clos Vougeot considering that it was located in the enclave affected by frost.