The wood is more prominent and it presently is strong enough to fight somewhat with the otherwise pretty and overtly spicy aromas of red currant, cherry and lavender. The supple and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors, like several of the wines in the range, immediately tighten up on the balanced and sneaky persistent finish that really fans out as it sits on the palate.
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.