This is perhaps the spiciest wine in the range though the surrounding red berry fruit and floral scents are relatively reticent if not invisible. There is a surprisingly supple mouth feel to the mid-palate of the broadshouldered middle weight plus flavors that tighten up quickly on the punchy and powerful finish that delivers very fine if not truly stunning length. Like the Clos de Vougeot this will definitely need at least 6 to 8 years of bottle age to be approachable and reward 12 to 15. Drink 2025+
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.