Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Echezeaux Grand Cru 2014
The Echézeaux displays a deeper, more saturated hue, and a more fruity bouquet of cherry, coniferous sous bois and woodsmoke, framed by creamy new oak.
On the palate, the wine reveals more power an amplitude than the Corton which preceded it, with a sweet and expansive attack and a full mid-palate.
On the finish, however, firm tannins and taut acids assert themselves, making this a rather austere wine which will demand patience to reveal its true quality.
The Domaine’s holdings in Echézeaux were harvested on 24, 25 and 26 September.
Taster: William Kelley
Lovely lifted fruit on nose and palate: beautiful notes of roses, raspberry and cherry with a silky texture with a spicy finish. (94/100pts)
Taster: Gérard Basset OBE MW MS (en primeur)
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