- Domaine Anne-Françoise Gros
- Pinot Noir
- 2025 - 2045
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Goedhuis, December 2020
The Gros parcel of Echezeaux is one of the finest in the appellation, planted with 100 year old vines. An absolute showstopper, with its pyrotechnic fresh berry and alpine fruits. It is layered and controlled as all Grand Cru wines should be, offering the perfect balance between fruit, alcohol, subtle but ripe tannins and a fresh bite on the finish. Outstanding.
Burghound, April 2021,
Subtle though hardly imperceptible wood influence frames the overtly spicy aromas of plum, violet, lavender and Asian-style tea. The dense, powerful and solidly mineral-driven bigger-bodied flavors flash outstanding length on the moderately complex finale. This is an appealing combination of refinement and power. Drink 2031+
Matthew Jukes, December 2020,
There is a peacock’s tail of fruit here but nowhere near as much tannin as I was expecting and so this will be one of the more precocious Echezeaux of the vintage. If you are in a rush to drink a Grand Cru wine then you will find succour here.
Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
From Champs Traversins. This cuvée has been made with 40% whole bunches since 2014 (except 2016). 3 new barrels and one older feuillette. Good vibrant colour, an attractive depth of fruit here, with those little lacy nibbles partly from the stems and partly the vineyard. This actually has really impressive weight of fruit, perhaps because the original vines are now over 90 years old. Tiny concentrated berries. I am impressed! Dainty, but structured and with power and persistence. 4 stars
Domaine Anne-Françoise Gros
The name Gros is one of the most famous in the Côte de Nuits, synonymous with great Vosne Romaneé. The original Gros domaine is now divided amongst four family members. Anne-Françoise, daughter of Jean Gros, married into another great Burgundy dynasty, the Parent family of Pommard. In 1998 François Parent and Anne Françoise combined their domaines to create a superb 10 hectare property comprising some of the finest terroirs in the Côte d’Or. Today their children Caroline and Mathias run the estate, with Mathias ever experimenting and pushing boundaries in both vineyard and cellar.
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.