The 2017 Echezeaux Grand Cru offers up aromas of sweet fruit compote, smoky plums, dark chocolate and licorice. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and expansive, with melting tannins, a succulent core of fruit and a fragrant finish. Structurally giving and open-knit, it will charm in its youth.
Author: William Kelley
Issue: Interim January 2019 Week 1
Vinous | Rating: 93
The 2017 Echézeaux Grand Cru has a bright bouquet of red cherry and crushed strawberry with hints of peony filtering through with time - not powerful, but precise. The medium-bodied palate shows slightly grainy tannin and moderate weight. Very elegant and approachable in style, with a touch of white pepper furnishing the finish. One of the earlier-drinking Echézeaux, but delightful.
Drink Dates: 2020 - 2035
Author: Neal Martin
Issue: Jan 2019
Burghound | Rating: 92
An even spicier nose reflects riper aromas of plum liqueur, violet, sandalwood and a touch of anise, all of which is trimmed in an application of oak. There is notably more volume to the rich and caressing middle weight flavors that exhibit good muscle on the dusty and moderately serious finish that offers better persistence on the more structured finish that displays a hint of dryness that my predicted range assumes will eventually dissipate.