Grands-Echezeaux 2007, Gros Frère et Soeur
Grands-Echezeaux is a significant step up in price, and sometimes quality, from the "standard" Echezeaux. Not much going on aromatically with this wine, tasted at the domaine, just a few wafts of plum. On the palate, true to the house style, this is an intense, fiery, sharp and linear wine with a mysterious lack of fruit and insufficient tannins to deliver a mouth-filling sensation. Another disappointment for the group of four tasters on the day. It seems that the vinification process at the domaine over-writes most of the characteristics of the terroir.