Domaine Du Clos Frantin Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru
Price: $275.11 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
An overtly spicy and quite floral nose features notes of both red and dark berries, plum, violet and sandalwood. The rich and full-bodied flavors possess a sleek muscularity where the opulence and lush mouth feel is enhanced by the abundant amounts of dry extract that also help to buffer the very firm structure on the explosively long finale where the only nit is a hint of warmth. This isn’t a Grands Ech of refinement but it certainly is bold and muscular.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 92
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Grands Echézeaux Grand Cru has a licorice-like scent on the nose, sweet black cherries and red plum once you get through the reduction. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy, fine tannin, well balanced with black pepper sprinkled over the extracted dark fruit on the finish. It might lack the sophistication of the best wines from this vineyard, but it certainly delivers the focus and delineation you expect. Tasted September 2016.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 92