2016, Emmanuel Rouget, Echezeaux

Echezeaux, Burgundy, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 92-95

Drinking Dates: 2031+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 15-Jan-2018

(from a total area of 1.06 ha with 60 to 65 year old vines in the climats of Les Treux and Cruots that have .63 ha and .43 ha, respectively). A very dense nose flashes notes of plum liqueur, black fruit and a wonderfully broad range of exotic Asian-style spice that in particular includes sandalwood. The rich, generous and velvet-textured flavors caress the palate thanks to the seemingly endless reserves of dry extract that imparts a real sense of volume to the firm, dusty and mouth coating finish that displays sneaky good length. In sum this is at once powerful yet seductive and in particular I like the sense of harmony. This should be genuinely great in time. (92-95)/2031+