Steve Tanzer 94 points - The 2013 Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru is probably more expressive than the Echezeaux on the nose with heightened delineation. Here there is wonderful precision and penetration. A second barrel showed a more floral character, the fruit slightly redder than the first. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins. This is just full of energy percolating through the dark berry, bergamot and bilberry fruit, yet there is a firm grip on the masculine finish, the second barrel a touch suppler and pastille-like. This is an aristocractic Grands Echezeaux in the making.
DOMAINE ROMANEE-CONTI 2013 DOMAINE ROMANEE-CONTI GRANDS ECHEZEAUX
"Healthy dark red. An initial note of reduction dissipated to reveal sexy scents of raspberry, blueberry, smoky minerals and Oriental spices. Densely packed and vibrant, with concentrated berry fruit accented by pepper and spices from the stems. Firm tannins will support slow development in bottle. There's way more inner-mouth tension and éclat here than I found in the Echézeaux. An outstanding vintage for this bottling." Steve Tanzer Vinous Media 94 points Drink 2025-37