Echézeaux Grand Cru 2009, François Lamarche
I often find that the Echézeaux grand cru is excellent value and frankly far better than Clos de Vougeot. The Domaine Lamarche picks the Echézeaux by hand, destems 80-100% and ages this wine for 16 to 20 months in oak barrels with 60% to 100% new oak depending on the year. This Echézeaux starts on a nose of sun-dried tomato, then dates and aubergine skin. An incredibly intense blackberry fruit flavour, followed by cassis. Glorious and rich like a Christmas pudding this is an impressive Echézeaux which will please people who expect power from a Burgundy grand cru. Likely to taste well from 2013. Tasted courtesy of the Justerini & Brooks Burgundy 2009 tasting.