(from a .50 ha parcel with vines that range from 20 to 60 years of age with the average being about 25 years old; vinified with 33% whole clusters). Reduction. This is bigger and richer still with ample power to the very rich, intense and muscular broad-shouldered flavors that also brim with dry extract that coats the palate on the strikingly persistent, balanced and beautifully complex finish. This is a big but not massive Grands Ech though it is very firmly structured and thus plenty of patience will be required. Drink 2028+
The 2013 Grands Echézeaux Grand Cru appears to offer slightly more complexity on the nose with blackberry, briary, damp moss and sea-spray aromas (indeed, the marine influence here is stronger than on the Echézeaux.) The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins. There is a sense of femininity here, while the Echézeaux is distinctly more masculine. It is silky and approachable toward the finish but endowed with greater length. Drink: 2017 - 2035
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. Much more compact and homogenous than the neighbouring Echezeaux, the Grands Echézeaux vineyards are owned by around twenty producers - very modest in Burgundian terms. The most celebrated producers include Domaines de la Romanee Conti, d'Eugenie and Mongeard-Mugneret. These fine wines are richly complex yet balanced and have enormous ageing potential.