Meaty, savoury, serious nose with a lot of density. Great tension and depth. Glorious concentration. Lots of sweetness. Positively throbs with richness. Aubert admits Echezeaux has been tres en forme for the last few years.
Anticipated maturity: 2030-2050
Robert Parker 93
"After the more restrained Corton, the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti’s 2015 Echezeaux Grand Cru bursts from the glass with a flamboyant bouquet of mulberry, black cherry, wood smoke and a lavish framing of new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and intense, with a classically firm chassis of tannin and a lovely core of sappy, succulent fruit. This was the last of DRC’s vineyards to be harvested, but despite its overtly ripe aromas and flavors, it retains superb acidity and focus and should amply reward cellaring. Cropped at 26 hectoliters per hectare and harvested September 12 and 14."
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050
Dark red with ruby tones; the darkest of these 2015s today. Captivating high-pitched, slightly high-toned scents of raspberry, minerals, spices and violet. Intensely flavored, youthfully tight and gripping, conveying terrific energy and subtle sweetness. The flavors of black plum and berries are darker than those of the Corton. As sharply delineated as this classy Echezeaux is, it also possesses plenty of baby fat. Finishes with substantial fine-grained tannins and outstanding length. A superb vintage for this cuvee.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2039