Robert Parker 94
The flamboyant 2017 A chezeaux Grand Cru is especially good this year, bursting from the glass with an extravagant bouquet of wild berries, rose petals, cinnamon, smoked duck and Asian spices. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, supple and velvety, with an expansive attack and superb depth and amplitude, its fleshy core of fruit framed by fine, melting tannins. Reminiscent of a modern-day version of the Domaine’s 1985 A chezeaux, this is another 2017 that has gained appreciably with its final months of elevage. Picked on the 18th, this was where the estate’s harvest concluded.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2050
The 2017 Echezeaux Grand Cru, picked a day after the Grands-Echezeaux on September 13 with a few stragglers picked two days later, has a finely detailed bouquet of black cherry, mulberry, crushed stone and light sous-bois aromas. The palate is lightly spiced on the entry with a dash of white pepper, and offers fine tannin and crunchy black fruit. The structured finish is quite masculine but fresh and vibrant. Cerebral, more so than I think people will give it credit for.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040