Robert Parker – 90.8
Aromas of raspberries, red plums, orange rind, peonies and raw cocoa introduce the 2018 EchÃ©zeaux Grand Cru, a medium to full-bodied, muscular and structured wine that, like this year’s Clos Vougeot, will need some time. And like the Clos Vougeot, this was hard to read in October, so a more definitive assessment will have to wait until the wine is bottled.
JancisRobinson.com – 16.5+
Naughty heavy bottle. Cinnamon, blue fruit and stones, with a robustly structured, drying palate. Quite hard work for what it is, though does have the perfumed length one might expect from a grand cru. (TJ)
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2045