Echezeaux 2015 AF Gros
€ 325,49 (incl. Vat)
The 2015 Echézeaux Grand Cru was buttoned down when I tasted it, the 100% new oak keeping a lid on the red berry fruit behind this wall. The palate is grippy on the entry with chunky red berry fruit (cranberry, wild strawberry and pomegranate) mixed with white pepper and sage notes towards the stocky finish. Like other 2015s from the domaine, I would like more terroir expression, more personality to be expressed.
Cask sample. 100% new oak. Mid cherry. Super-subtle on the nose. Really shy in its dark-fruited nature. Lovely sweetness on the palate, oak sweetness, I would say, but the dark fruit meshes well with the oak. Elegant, dry, long. (JH)