Jasper Morris – 94
Medium bright colour. An intensity of soft red fruit with at least as much oak as is good for it. The fruit intensity does not quite kick on, but it is poised and balanced nonetheless
Burghound – 93
Deep ruby color. An ultra-spicy and attractively fresh nose is composed by openly floral, Asian tea, plum and black currant scents. There is a lovely sense of energy to the fleshy and concentrated medium weight flavors that coat the palate with dry extract while delivering lovely depth and length. The Brûlées is excellent but this very firm and serious effort possesses better overall complexity and the mouth feel is sensational.
Vinous – 92+
(from the lieu-dit En Orveaux; just 28 hectoliters per hectare produced): Dark, bright red Captivating aromas of cherry, red berries and dried flowers are accented by topnotes of white pepper and high-pitched spices Juicy, spicy, penetrating and dry, with a floral light touch and terrific energy giving its tactile fruit a distinctly sappy character Finishes with suave, fine-grained tannins and excellent glistening, rising length Incidentally, these vines were 80% frosted in 2016, according to Mallard
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2034
JancisRobinson.com – 17+
33% whole bunch. Four out of six casks are new. Four different parcels amounting to 0.55 ha of which half are around 40 years and the rest much older. Will this be another very good Échezeaux 2014? Very dark crimson – darker than most 2014s. Meaty, vegy, substantial nose. Very sweet and round – much sweeter on the palate than the nose suggests. A little inky on the end. Lively texture. But a slight hole in the middle.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2038