The Echezeaux 2011 from Liger-Belair is a lovely effort. Made from old vines in the very good climates Cruots and Champs Traversin.The nose is offering delicate red berry fruit with a lovely Vosne spicyness – notes of peppar, violets and peony rose. On the palate layers of fruit and mineralic aromas, powerful and yet refined. The core of sweet red fruit on the midpalate is quite seductive and the length is quite impressive – true grand cru poise.
(Drink from 2025) – Very Fine+ (93 – 95p) – Tasted 18/03/2013 – In Vosne – Barrel sample.… Read the full article →
The Echezeaux 2011 from Meo-Camuzet is a rich and quite impressive Echezeaux. The bouquet is bursting with dark berry fruit – notes of cassis, razzberries, liquorice and a quite intense earthy minerality. On the palate layers of dark pinot fruit – intense and quite cool. It’s powerful and with a very good weight for the vintage. The finish is long and focused with a fine expression of the Les Rouges du Bas terroir. Meo’s Echezeaux seems to get better and better – a fine effort.… Read the full article →
The Echezeaux 2011 from Grivot is another succes from his plot in the climate Les Cruots. The bouquet is open and ready to rock with a lovely stony minerality, crisp red berry fruit and some lovely spicy notes. On the palate lovely juicy fruit with a intense and quite muscular mineralic framework. Impressive midpalate intensity – and a long mineral infused finish. This is a true terroir wine – and one of the best wines made from Echezeaux in 2011.
(Drink from 2022) – Very Fine 94p – Tasted 18/03/2013 in Vosne-Romanee
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The Echezeaux 2009 from Jean Grivot is a gorgeous wine. The bouquet is crammed with minerality, red fruit – cherries, raspberries – and spiced with peony rose, allspice and liquorice. On the palate rich and harmonious red fruit – focused by the beautiful minerality from the Cruots climate – and finely balanced by the nice acidity. The fruit is very fresh and vibrant for a 2009. One of the best wines made on Echezeaux in 2009 – very impressive indeed.
(Drink from 2024) – Very Fine+ 94p – Tasted 28/03/2013
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The Echezeaux 2007 from Emmanuel Rouget is currently showing very well. In the nose lovely expressive red fruit with hints of rose petals and liquorice. On the palate lovely quite openly knit red fruit with a fine expression of terroir. The midpalate is quite intense with a good energy – building up to the long and quite expressive finish. Perhaps lacking the refinement of the Echezeauxs from DRC and Liger-Belair – but love the balance and fruit expression – a fine and very enjoyable wine.… Read the full article →
The Echezeaux 2007 is a beautiful almost decadent wine. In the bouquet red and dark berry fruit wit a some lovely perfumed spices – liquorice, violets and peony rose. On the palate rich pinot fruit, almost silky tannins balanced by a fine mineralic backbone. Love the balance between power and refinement in this wine – and it’s display of terroir. Very impressive for the vintage … and showing more complexity than the previous bottle tasted in November 2012. This is a very fine and seductive wine – delightful juice!… Read the full article →
The Echezeaux 2007 from Jean Grivot is a truly mineralic expression of the Echezeaux terroir. The bouquet is offering primary red berry fruit – spiced with slightly toasted oak notes and a superb minerality. On the palate fine concentration for the vintage …. quite muscular with a firm mineralic backbone from the beautiful Les Cruots terroir. The fruit is intense and weighty with a long intense mineral charged finish – with a slight vegetal note appearing after some time in the glass.… Read the full article →
One rarely have the chance to compare four of the very best wines from the Echezeaux vineyard. This was however the case earlier this week, where the Echezeaux 2007s from Grivot, Rouget, Liger-Belair and Domaine de la Romanee-Conti were served in one flght at a Burgundy tasting.
These four produceres are, in my view, all among the very best on the Echezeaux vineyard – and quite evenly matched in most vintages. But how close are these wines directly compared – lets find out?!… Read the full article →
The Echezeaux 2007 from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is a lovely ballerina. The bouquet starts out as quite expressive with red berry fruit – quite perfumed notes of strawberries and raspberries – combined with some hints of mint/fennel and a earthy minerality. On the palate quite lightfooted with lovely energetic red organic fruit. It’s transparent with a fine expression of the terroir – love the balance and purity. Gain some weight after some time in the glass – but the qualities in this wine is refinement rather than weight and power.… Read the full article →
The Echezeaux is quite expressive and showing quite fine minerality. Made from the two climates Les Treux and Clos Saint Denis in the lower part of the Echezeaux vineyard. In the bouquet lovely red fruit, rose petals and violets … open with a good complexity. On the palate lovely pure red and darker fruit notes – harmonious with a fine length. A fine or perhaps even very fine Echezeaux in the making.
(Drink from 2025) – Fine+ (91 – 93p) – Tasted 26/10/2012 from Cask
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The 2001 Echezeaux from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is a very impressive effort for the vintage. The bouquet is now entering a matured stage showing lovely red and dark berry notes, a hint of sous-bois with some asian spices. Very expressive and organic nose … lovely especially considering the vintage. On the palate juicy and quite vibrant organic red fruit – perfectly balanced and with a quite muscular finish for a DRC Echezeaux. Still some unresolved dark and edgy fruit in the finish, but approaching a matured stage.… Read the full article →
The 2002 Echezeaux from Meo-Camuzet is entering a martured and drinkable stage. The bouquet is showing lovely red notes of raspberries and strawberries with a hint of red current. On the palate juicy and quite vibrant red fruit – perfectly balanced with a fine integration of the oak. It’s a lovely and very enjoyable wine, but not the most mineralic and focused Echezeaux – is from the climate Les Rouges du Bas in the top part of the Echezeaux vineyard. Need 5 years more in the cellar to unfold the palate and develop more complexity.… Read the full article →
Domaine Bizot is one of the rising stars of Vosne Romanee. The 1997 Vosne Romanee 1er cru is made 100% from the climate Les Treux on the grand cru vineyard Echezeaux. The vintage 1997 is one of the very first made by Jean-Yves Bizot, who took over the wine making at this fine domaine back in 1993.
The 1997 Vosne 1er cru is now fully mature, but still quite fresh and vibrant. The bouquet offers matured red organic fruit – very expressive with sweet notes of red berries and red current – spiced with violets and rose petals.… Read the full article →
The Echezeaux 2001 from Emmanuel Rouget is starting to show matured notes. It’s made in the two climats Les Treux and Cruots Vignes Blanches – the latter is in my view one of the very best sub-climats in Echezeaux. The vines in the two plots are more than 60 year old. The bouquet offers strawberries, red current, sous-bois and violets – open, lovely and quite complex. On the palate good midpalate concentration of juicy red fruit – a bit rustic like many other 2001s.… Read the full article →
The first vintage of Echezeaux from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. Made from the two climats Cruots and Champs Traversin – on vineyards leased from Domaine Lamadon. In the bouquet dark berries and starting to show some red notes and hints of rose petals and peony rose. On the palate quite dense fruit with a very good midpalate concentration. Finely balanced with a good minerality and a spicy acidity. The finish is long and quite powerfull … a fine first effort from this vineyard.… Read the full article →
The Echezeaux 2007 is a delightful almost decadent wine. In the bouquet red and dark cherries, liquorice with the oak very well integrated. On the palate quite rich and lush pinot fruit, almost silky tannins and a good mineralic backbone – very well balanced and seductive. A sexy, delicate and intense wine … brings back memories of a nice Jayer wine. Impressive for the vintage … this is one sexy wine!
(Drink from 2020) – Very Fine 93p – Tasted 01/11/2012
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The Echezeaux 2009 from Domine du Comte Liger-Belair is a magnificent wine, and even better than first expected. In the bouquet still quite young and tight, but starting to show some red fruit notes – raspberries, red forrest berries and cassis. On the palate quite accessible with multible layers of rich pinot fruit. The oak is already quite well integrated and offering good support to the abundant fruit. It’s very seductive and rich – but also focused with a quite firm backbone of minerality.… Read the full article →
The Echezeaux is a relatively new wine from Pacalet – made from the two climates Troux and Clos St. Denis located on the Vosne side of Echezeaux. In the nose strawberries, raspberries and black cherries with notes of violets and and other Vosne spices. On the palate layers of rich and juicy fruit. Currently a bit on the introvert side compared to the enchanting Ruchotte Chambertin, with a good firm structure and very fine depth in the fruit. Very fine and refined.… Read the full article →
The Echezeaux 2002 from Domaine de la Romanee Conti is a lovely effort. In the bouquet fine sweet red fruit aromas – raspberries and cherries – spiced with peony rose, allspice and a hint of cinnamon. On the palate layers of refined and juicy pinot fruit. It’s quite well focused, with a lovely organic style in the finish. Currently showing quite matured notes with allmost silky textures. Fine expression of the terroir, but not the most mineralic Echezeaux – thus in my view lacking a bit of precition and focus.… Read the full article →
The Echezeaux 2004 from Domaine de la Romanee Conti is a fine effort in this rather difficult year. In the bouquet fine sweet red fruit aromas – loads of cherries and dark cherries – spiced with peony rose, allspice and cinnamon. On the palate quite delicate ripe pinot fruit, nicely focused with a good length. On it’s own it’s a beautiful wine, but the limitations are shown, when tasted against Echezeaux 02 from DRC. The 04 is simply lacking some depth and layers in the fruit, and while fine the fruit is lacking some vibrancy and juicyness.… Read the full article →