Peter Maude Fine Wines

2018, Domaine d'Eugénie, ECHEZEAUX Grand Cru

A subtle application of wood is present on the ripe but quite fresh aromas of poached plum, sandalwood and orange pekoe tea. The sleek, intense and very well-detailed medium-bodied flavours possess a gorgeous mouthfeel thanks to the fine grained tannins supporting the sneaky long finish. This is lovely and very well-balanced. 90-93 Burghound.

Serious, with shoulders and powerful, densely-textured fruit. Still holding back at this point, it is lined with darkly-knitted black cherry and raspberry fruit. A seductive earthiness is shot through with seams of fresh acidity running through the muscular structure. Tons of backbone, clearly long ageing ahead, belying its cheerful cherry-red colour, showing off that Burgundian sleight of hand. Many of the vines in this 0.55ha plot are over plot 90 years old, with an average of 60 years, 70% whole cluster and 75% new oak. 96 Jane Anson, DECANTER

60% whole bunch and 6 new barrels out of 8. Dense rich black Nearly some chocolate, explosive, almost black fruit. Hyper concentrated all in black but balanced. We will need to wait and see how much detail emerges and whether this will capture the characteristic delicacy of Echezeaux. *** 92-96 Jasper Morris MW

Very detailed, mineral-driven bouquet of black cherry, briar, wet limestone and subtle wilted rose petal aromas - perhaps the most elegant that the domaine has produced. Maybe the Aux Brûlées has a touch more refinement, but this is still an impressive Echézeaux. 92-94 Neal Martin, Vinous

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