Echezeaux 2016

Echezeaux / Dujac, Domaine

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Tasting Notes

The high percentage of whole clusters is notably evident with its super-spicy and floral nose that includes both red and dark currant as well as a suggestion of earth. The rich, intense and impressively powerful large-scaled flavors are also supported by a firm core of ripe tannins on the strikingly persistent finish. This is excellent and should age effortlessly for years.

Score: 92 - 95

Allen Meadows, Burghound Maturity: 2028+ 15 January 2018

(the estate's vines in the lieu-dit Les Champs Traversins lost about 35% of their fruit to the frost): Healthy medium-deep red. Darker on the nose than usual for the Dujac Echézeaux, offering musky scents of black raspberry and licorice. Rich, thick, seamless wine with lovely sweetness and a savory complexity; strong in extract but not particularly clenched in the early going. Finishes with ripe, dusty, chocolatey tannins, a slightly roasted fruit element and excellent length. This will need time in bottle to harmonize.

Score: 91 - 94

Stephen Tanzer, 01 January 2018

The 2016 Echézeaux Grand Cru was reduced by 50% due to frost. It has quite a closed, quite broody bouquet that takes time to open. This is actually not unlike a Malconsorts. However, the palate is very classy with a fine line of acidity, red and black fruit mingling together with a saline, marine-like finish that defines the final third. It does not quite possess the effortless harmony and focus of the Aux Malconsorts. But it has a satisfying focus with impressive length, to wit, a great success considering the growing season.

Score: 92 - 94

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2022-2045 29 December 2017

Intensely orange peel on the nose with lots of complex fruit underneath. Pure and polished. Very refined. Where’s the grunt? But it’s a lovely sensation for now. Forward.

Score: 18

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2023-2040 01 December 2017