Echezeaux Grand Cru 2011, Cécile Tremblay

Echezeaux is the grand cru counter-point to Clos de Vougeot, it is a more concentrated version of the velvety Vosne wines as opposed to being a more brutal version of the already masticatable Nuits wines, it tends to drink well within 8 years as opposed to needing 15 years to open up, and it is reliable and fairly priced! (I feel I am giving too much away here...) This Echezeaux Du Dessus from the relatively new (in Burgundy terms) Domaine Cécile Tremblay further confirms my hypothesis. A simpering, cute nose of fresh and ripe berries evolves to a pleasant violets and blueberry note. Excellent quality crunchy, crystalline fruit, good berry flavours, nice concentration and splendid length for a 2011. This is another triumph for a Côte de Nuits wine in 2011 and scores 22-24/30 for an Echezeaux. Chapeau! Photo shows the Echezeaux vineyard looking towards Vosne on a glorious day in early August 2011.


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