Burghound – 93-95
Don’t miss! – An ultra-spicy and markedly ripe nose reveals aromas of sandalwood, Asian-style tea, plum liqueur and a floral top note. The cool, focused and intense medium-bodied flavors possess a slightly finer mouth feel though there is no lack of power, muscle or punch on the more obviously mineral-driven, balanced and even longer finish. This very well may be the best Méo Ech in years. (Drink starting 2030)
Decanter – 94
Brooding dark fruits on the nose leading into a rich, dense palate, full-bodied and powerful. This has mighty tannins, but they’re well integrated. Energy, drive, and fine length displaying excellent balance.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035
Vinous – 92-95
Full medium ruby. Lovely lift to the aromas of blackberry, violet and licorice. Densely packed and almost confectionery in its sweetness but with a firm spine of acidity giving this very primary wine a wonderfully juicy character. The long, rising finish features suave tannins, but this wine will need time to expand in the bottle. Méo told me he picked this fruit late (“in the high 13s”) but that it always retains strong acidity.
John Gilman – 94+
The 2015 Echézeaux from Domaine Méo-Camuzet is also outstanding, with a deep and very black fruity personality this year showing promise of great refinement at its apogee. The nose wafts from the glass in a primary mix of black cherries, black plums, pigeon, complex soil tones, cocoa, a dollop of fresh herbs and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and shows off excellent mid-palate depth, with fine-grained tannins, tangy acids and a very long, focused and vibrant finish. Marvelous juice in the making!
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2080
Robert Parker – 94
The 2015 Echezeaux Grand Cru has a pure, floral bouquet with iris and incense aromas filtering through the dark cherry and boysenberry fruit. It has fine delineation and focus, if not huge intensity at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied and cohesive in the mouth: supple tannin, very well-judged acidity, quite spicy towards the finish with good persistence. This is a sublime offering from Meo-Camuzet.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040