(from a .55 ha parcel in En Orveaux with vines planted in 1924 and 1979; vinified with 33% whole clusters). Once again reduction dominates the nose. Here the medium weight flavors are bigger and richer though less mineral-inflected with an abundance of mouth coating dry extract that imparts a velvety mouth feel and buffers the firm structure on the lingering finish. This is a robust and powerful but not rustic effort thanks to the fine grain of the tannins. Drink 2025+
The 2013 Echézeaux Grand Cru has a taut and linear bouquet, like the Brulées very well defined aromatically with scents of dark cherry, blackberry, briary and wet limestone. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, a gentle grip and a gentle crescendo toward a nicely structured, symmetrical finish. This is a very well-crafted Grand Cru that should be cellared for five or six years. Drink: 2018 - 2032
Domaine d'Eugénie was born following the acquisition of René Engel estate by François Pinault, alsoowner of Château Latour in Pauillac during the summer 2006. The estate is situated in Vosne-Romanée, in the heart of La Côte de Nuits between Nuits-Saint-Georges and Gevrey Chambertin. This village is considered to be the treasure of big wines of Burgundy. The vineyard is about 6.5 hectares and extends onto the communes of Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot et Flagey-Echezeaux. The estate is managed by Frédéric Engerer who is the President at Château Latour in Pauillac.
One of two Grand Crus within the Flagey-Echezeaux area right in the heart of the Cote de Nuits. Relatively large and consequently diverse for a Grand Cru, the better Echézeaux wines undoubtedly deserve this status. As always in Burgundy vineyard location and grower is critical.