Arnoux Lachaux Echezeaux Grand Cru
Price: $714.71 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Interestingly, this is spicier if otherwise quite aromatically similar to the Clos de Vougeot. The mouthfeel though is not the same as the medium weight flavors are not as powerful or structured though there is slightly better depth to the concentrated and well-delineated finish that brims with sappy dry extract that does a fine job of buffering the moderately firm tannins. This is excellent and actually quite a serious Ech.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 93
The 2015 Echezeaux Grand Cru is very pretty, opening in the glass with notes of sweet cherry, raspberry, cinnamon, rose and spice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and sappy, with an ample chassis of fine-grained tannin, bright acids, good depth and length, and a solid core. Like most of Charles Lachaux’s 2015s, this is shutting down, but it should be exceptional in the fullness of time. This is produced from a parcel in Rouges du Bas: one of the steeper, higher-altitude parts of Echézeaux, where the soil is thinner and the wines tend to be more tensile.
– William Kelley, Robertparker.com, Score: 94+
Good full red. Cherry and raspberry liqueur aromas are lifted by a spicy quality. Supple, plush and seamless, with its red fruit and spice flavors accented by minerality. Lovely concentration and sweetness here without any heaviness, no doubt due in part to the energy brought by the stems. The very long finish features suave, building tannins and classic dryness.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 93