2006 Grands Echezeaux Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Burgundy Grands Echezeaux France Still wine

2006 Grands Echezeaux

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

93Average Score
flagBurgundy / France

The Domaine's 2006 Grands-Echezeaux is altogether less charming and flattering than its ostensibly lesser sibling, leading as it does with fresh red meat and pronouncedly saline, marine mineral notes even in the nose. In the mouth, this is relatively spare but formidably-concentrated and finely-tannic, with cedar, tartly-edged though ripe black fruits, and alkaline mineral notes that carry into a striking, bloodily carnal and almost briny finish. Here is Pinot Noir in its role as a mirror for human flesh and bone. What I see sends shivers down my spine and excites my imagination, but the wine seems to have no intention of flattering me. I didn't encounter another Pinot at all like this in the vintage, and it should be fascinating to follow for a dozen or more years, but unlike the Echezeaux, I would not plan to open any bottles for at least another 3-4. Dec 2009, www.robertparker.com

David Schildknecht, Vinous    Score: 92/100

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