Winery/Brand: Domaine d'Eugenie
Area: Flaegy Echezeaux
Wine Advocate: 91-93
Allen Meadow: 95
Type: Red Wine
Grapes Varieties: pinot noir
Alcohol: 13% abv
Classification: Grand Cru - Burgundy
AM=95 A discreet but not invisible touch of wood frames restrained spice and again markedly floral aromas of black cherry, violet, plum and anise. As is typically the case there is more size, weight and power to the medium weight plus flavours that also brim with dry extract that both coats the palate and largely buffers the firm tannic spine on the sleek, focused and hugely long finale where a hint of bitter cherry appears. Plenty of patience will be required.
WA=91-93 The 2014 Grands Echézeaux Grand Cru is matured in four new barrels out of five. The nose is a little more open than the Echézeaux, fine delineation here, black cherries and raspberry, a touch of the sea. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a keen line of acidity, gently gripping the mouth with a persistent, refined finish. I might have preferred a little less new oak in the final blend but the quality is here, if not that ineffable sophistication and grandeur.