Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru 2014
The Grands-Echézeaux is a very serious wine indeed in 2014, opening in the glass with an inviting bouquet of red cherry, cedary new oak, dark spice and incipient pot pourri. On the palate the wine is rich, sappy and intense, with ripe tannins beautifully enrobed in cool, crystaline fruit and a lovely combination of power and grace. This should unfold considerable complexity with time in the cellar, and the wine’s depth and the intigration of its tannins mark it out as a particular success this year. Harvested on 23 and 24 September.
Taster: William Kelley
Superb nose of raspberry, cherry, spices and savoury notes with a wonderful silky texture and a vibrant black fruit finish. An amazing wine that is already tasting so well so young. (95/100pts)
Taster: Gérard Basset OBE MW MS (en primeur)