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2010 Lucien le Moine Echezeaux Grand Cru

BurgundyRedHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

$ 990.00 AUD

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A stunning Echezeaux that was made from vines in the lieu-dit of “En Orveau” on the border with Clos de Vougeot. 2010 was an exceptional vintage for Burgundy and this is a rare treasure.

Region - Burgundy

Type - Red

Year - 2010

Winery - Burgundy

Grape - Pinot Noir

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

The 2010 Echezeaux opens with a mysterious, seductive bouquet. The wine is much more focused and linear on the palate, where the early appeal of the aromatics gives way to an energetic expression of fruit. A mineral-drenched finish coats the palate with bright saline notes. Today the 2010 is very, very young and the slow pace of the malo seems to come through in the wine's raw power and brawn. This is an immensely promising wine, but it needs to move through its infancy first. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Minerality, Oak, Spices, Tannins

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

A restrained, cool and attractively if subtly spiced nose of primarily black pinot fruit and plum aromas is followed by rich, refined and intensely mineral-inflected medium weight flavors that possess a plenitude of dry extract that imparts a sappy and seductive texture to the mouth feel. There is an admirable level of concentration and I like the lovely balance. This isn't quite as complex as the best here but this is indisputably of grand cru quality. 94pts

Burghound - Allen Meadows

The Grape

Pinot Noir

Pinot noir (French: [pino nwaʁ]) is a red-wine grape variety whose name roughly translates to describe the tight clusters of a pine cone. Its home is France's Burgundy region, particularly Côte-d'Or. It is also planted in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, northern parts of Croatia, Czech Republic, England, the Republic of Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Hungary, Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, New Zealand, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States, and Uruguay.