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2018 Domaine Francois Lamarche Echezeaux Grand CruPinot Noir from France

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"Vinification: Hand picked, 80 to 100% de-stemmed depending on the vintage. Vatting period of about 15 to 18 days, in open oak vats at a low temperature (controlled by thermo-r...

  • 91-93 Neal Martin - Vinous Media
  • 90-93 Allen Meadows - Burghound
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About

91-93

"The 2018 Echézeaux Grand Cru comes from 1.32 hectares of vine in the lieu-dit of Les Champs Traversins. Matured in 30% new oak, it has a fragrant bouquet of red berry fruit laced with bergamot tea and light forest floor scents. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins that impart more corpulence than Lamarche’s Premier Crus, exerting a gentle grip toward the finish. Very harmonious in style, this should drink well for the next 15 years, possibly more."

90-93 Allen Meadows - Burghound

"A riper nose reflects notes of poached plum, red currant, violet and a plethora of spice suggestions. The supple and relatively forward mid-palate of the moderately dense flavors immediately tighten up on the impressively complex and persistent finish that is shaped by a notably firm tannic spine that will require extended patience to resolve. I like the vibrancy and this is really quite good."

Product Description:

"Vinification: Hand picked, 80 to 100% de-stemmed depending on the vintage. Vatting period of about 15 to 18 days, in open oak vats at a low temperature (controlled by thermo-regulation). Maturation: In oak casks for between 16 and 20 months (between 60 and 100% new oak depending on the vintage). Bottled with no fining and no filtering. Ageing in the bottle: Depending on your personal tastes and the vintage, between 6 and 30 years." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 121324
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-Region Echezeaux
Ratings

91-93 - Neal Martin - Vinous Media

90-93 - Allen Meadows - Burghound

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato