Bright cherry red. Round and sweet and mellow. Transparent and lively. Beefy and muscular and still a bit introvert. A slightly tough customer at this point. Just about the only one of his wines you really have to wait for.
Anticipated maturity: 2030-2050
Robert Parker 95
The 2015 Grands Echézeaux Grand Cru is matured entirely in new oak and unlike the Echézeaux, it was completely de-stemmed. It has a precise bouquet with expressive red berry fruit, cranberry, wild strawberry and pomegranate, though these are complemented by dark, blacker fruit with time in the glass. There is very good terroir expression here with undergrowth and damp moss-like aromas developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit and a pinch of sea salt that gets the saliva flowing. There is exquisite balance here, very fine tannins and much more sophistication towards the finish compared to the Echézeaux. It is a brilliant, intellectual wine from Maxime Chuerling, but it will require 5-7 years in the cellar before it reaches full flight.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2045