- Domaine d'Eugénie
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2034
- Case size
Neal Martin, December 2014,
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
Burghound, January 2015,
(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+
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.