Vinous – 91
Complex aromas of smoky red fruits, tobacco, gunflint, roasted nuts and earth. Juicy and fresh but also sweet and mellow, with noteworthy concentration of flavor from the small grapes here. The serious tannins will require a good five or six years of bottle aging. Grivot’s Echezeaux, from holdings in Les Cruots and Les Rouges, is routinely one of the finest examples from this appellation.
Robert Parker – 91
The 2000 Echezeaux explodes from the glass with plummy black cherries. Medium-bodied, plush, and supple, it slathers the palate with creamed cherries. This satin-textured beauty is feminine, seamless, and has delightful clarity of flavors as well as a lengthy, edge-free finish. Anticipated maturity: now-2010.
Anticipated maturity: 2003-2010
JancisRobinson.com – 17.5
Very dark, blackish ruby. Wonderfully heady and seductive on the nose. Quite evolved and very sweet. Complex and mouth-filling and fully evolved. Very complete. Seems very rich and even quite alcoholic. Long and so different from the tough style of very young Grivot, I didn’t want to spit this. Long. Perfumed and seductive.Though certainly not particularly concentrated.
Anticipated maturity: 2006-2018
Burghound – 92
Ripe, rich and spicy with crushed black fruit flavors that display good power, impressive length and simply outstanding precision and focus. This has an element of the floral quality of the Beaux Monts but there purity of expression here is stunning and this displays wonderful density for the vintage. Complex, subtle and very classy.