The 2013 Echézeaux Grand Cru was picked around 3 October. It has an intense redcurrant, raspberry and marmalade-tinged bouquet. There’s fine focus, and graphite touches come through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly rugged tannins, fine acidity and dark red fruit laced with black olive and sea salt. It has a muscular finish with just a slight but welcome bitterness. This Grivot is a little too assertive, yet I cannot help falling for its charms. Very fine.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2035
Robert Parker 92+
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Echézeaux Grand Cru has a pretty bouquet with red cherries and strawberry fruit, neatly disguised oak and impressive transparency. The palate is medium-bodied with strawberry and raspberry preserve on the entry, slightly grainy-textured tannin but with appealing salinity towards the modest finish. I feel this has more to give, hence the plus sign against my score. Tasted September 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2038