Robert Parker 93
The 1989 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Emmanuel Rouget (or more accurately Emmanuel with a little help from uncle Jayer) shows some bricking on the rim. The bouquet is quite entrancing with scents of antique vase, dried blood and iron rust. It is quite potent and beautifully focused. The palate is structured, that ferrous element coming through strongly on the entry and with just a slight fug of alcohol toward the powerful, burly finish. Returning after 15 minutes, this Echezeaux seems to coalesce and attain a more caressing texture. Mercurial and thought-provoking, this is a sublime grand cru.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025