Echezeaux 2016

Echezeaux / Clos Frantin

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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Echézeaux Grand Cru has a lovely bouquet with raspberry, wild strawberry and briary aromas, an underlying sous-bois note developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, nicely pitched acidity with a brisk, fresh and mineral-driven finish that is a delight. Excellent. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.

Score: 93

Neal Martin, Maturity: 2021-2045 01 October 2019

The 2016 Echézeaux Grand Cru was picked on 27 September and includes 40% whole bunch and the same percentage of new oak. It has a brisk dark cherry and cranberry-scented bouquet, touches of blood orange and mandarin emerging with time. Not bad at all considering how this grand cru was damaged by frost. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, quite sharp tannin and very fine acidity. While it does not quite bestow the depth and structure on the finish of the 2015, this is a well-crafted grand cru that should be considered a success and a worthy follow-up to the 2015.

Score: 90 - 92

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2021-2040 29 December 2017

An exuberantly spicy nose offers up notes of red and black raspberry, anise, tea and plenty of floral elements, all of which is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. The medium-bodied flavors are round and very rich if less imposing or precise, all wrapped in a solidly persistent finish where a touch of salinity arises. In contrast to the Malconsorts and the Clos de Vougeot, this could reasonably be enjoyed young.

Score: 91 - 93

Allen Meadows, Burghound Maturity: 2028+ 15 January 2018

Fragrant and smoky on the nose and palate. Chewy texture, compressed fruit. Very much in its infancy. Tight, restrained and compact. Unquestionable purity of fruit, which has a charming bitter stemminess to finish.

Score: 18

Richard Hemming, Maturity: 2020-2040 27 November 2017