A cooler, more elegant and equally spicy nose of mostly red fruits and Asian-style tea is wonderfully fresh if notably more restrained. As is typically the case there is more size and weight to the broad-shouldered flavors that are shaped by firmer and slightly less fine-grained tannins on the impressively persistent finish. This is not as concentrated or powerful as it usually is but even so, it is going to require at least 10 years or so of patience and should amply reward 15 to 18. Tasted: Jan 2020; Drink: 2032+; Issue: 77; Rating 94 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound

Showing more colour as well as more weight and intensity than the Échézeaux, as it often does, this is also a much more complete, harmonious wine with more flesh on its bones. Stony, stemmy and peppery, it handles its 100% whole bunches with style. A hint of good reduction and leafy, autumnal, forest floor aromatics segue into a palate that has fine-grained new oak, refreshing minerality and sweet, beguiling, wild strawberry fruit. Tasted: Jan 2020; Drinking Window: 2027 – 2035; Rating: 96 Points; Tim Atkin MW

The nose of the Grands Echézeaux is more expressive, revealing rose, cherry and strawberry, while in the mouth this is more concentrated than the Echézeaux, with a grainier texture that will require more time to reach its peak. Fine length. Tasted: March 2020; Rating: 95 Points, Bruce Sanderson; Wine Spectator

More brooding and reserved than the Échézeaux that preceded it in the tasting, the 2017 Grands Échézeaux Grand Cru unwinds in the glass with an enticing bouquet of cassis, blackberries, blood orange, exotic spices and musk. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a more introverted, structured profile than the Échézeaux, its considerable reserves of concentrated fruit framed by an abundance of powdery tannin and succulent acids. Long and penetrating, this will reward sustained bottle age. The Grands Échézeaux was picked on September 12. Tasted: Jan 2020; Drink: 2033-2057; Rating: 94+ Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

 

(14443)

SKU 14443
Brand Romanee Conti (DRC)
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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