The 2007 Echezeaux from Emmanuel Rouget is still quite youthful but already offering a lot of pinot delights. In the bouquet lovely expressive red fruit with hints of rose petals and violets. On the palate lovely quite openly knit red fruit with a fine expression of terroir. The midpalate fruit is quite juicy and abundant – but perhaps it’s lacking a little depth like many other 2007s. The finish is however long and quite intense with a nice minerality. It’s certainly drinking well – love the balance and fruit expression – a delightful Echezeaux and a fine 2007.… Read the full article →
The 1998 Echezeaux from Emmanuel Rouget is a lovely and very charming effort for the vintage. In the nose semimatured red fruit – complex – with hints of allspice, cinnamon and violets. On the palate quite intense and juicy red fruit with a fine midpalate density. It’s perfectly balanced and showing a long and lovely mineral infused finish. A refined Echezeaux and a very fine 1998 … will improve with further cellaring but is truly lovely now.
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 →
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 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 →
A rare interview with Emmanuel Rouget – enjoy!
Emmanuel Rougets Echezeaux 2009 is a quite fine wine for the vintage. The bouquet is slightly closed, but showing ripe red fruits – strawberries and raspberries, a fine minerality and spices. On the palate very harmonious, good length and balance. The fruit is however quite sweet and almost overripe, with hints of prunes. It’s not very dense or extracted, but quite well balanced albeit on the sweet side. A fine vine.
(Drink from 2019) Fine – 92p
We are in video mode this week. Interview with Emmanuel Rouget from Dailymotion – made by Ophélie Neiman aka Miss GlouGlou. Cheers!
A rare interview with the master himself Henri Jayer. Just found this short interview about Cros Parantoux on Youtube. Enjoy!
The 2000 Echezeaux from Emmanuel Rouget was quite ready to drink (served from a magnum). The nose was quite open with a fine minerality, and some sweet notes with hints of raspberry and cherry. On the palate slightly austere fruit with a mix of black fruits and more charming and softer red notes. Quite lush with good length and minerality. Typical 2000 – while deliciours it still lacks a sparkle and liveliness in the fruit. Will soften even more with cellaring and gain some sweetness – but from a normal 0.75l bottle it should be almost ready to enjoy.… Read the full article →
Echézeaux is one of the largest grands crus of the whole Côte d’Or. It’s divided into a number of plots or climats the vineyard, located around the smaller Grands-Echézeaux.
I have tasted some very good bottles of Echezeaux, but also some very poor bottles where only the label was an indication of its grand cru status. Why this variation .. and what is a good Echezeaux?
I use my own 100 point rating system here at Winehog.org. Compared with other rating systems used by Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, Allen Meadows (BurgHound), I have more steps between 85 points and 100 points.
The change of the rating system is due to the need to separate the many really good and fine wines rated in the spread between 85 points and 93 points. I really like Clive Coates clear and simple terms … good, very good, fine and very fine, and has integrated these on my 100 points scale.… Read the full article →