94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Echézeaux Grand Cru has a powerful bouquet that harnesses the warmth of the growing season without losing one iota of the delineation: dark cherries intermingle with mulberry, chestnut, a touch of leather and white pepper - very complex and involving. The palate is medium-bodied with chalky tannin on the entry. This is brimming over with energy and tension, a vein of orange rind interwoven through the red fruit with a dash of black pepper towards the structured finish. This is an outstanding Echézeaux from Etienne Grivot.(NM) (12/2016)
Wine Enthusiast - 95
“Earthy notes blow off, revealing pure cherry, black currant and spice flavors, married to a silky texture. Shows beautiful depth, plus a firm structure, but the overall impression is one of finesse. Fine length.” -- 05/31/2018
Vinous - 95
“Medium red; less dark and saturated than the Clos Vougeot. Deeply pitched but highly nuanced aromas and flavors of black cherry, red licorice, dried rose petal, tobacco, spices and musky minerality. Plush, sweet, silky wine with uncommon depth; hugely rich but not heavy, this voluptuous wine expands to fill the mouth. The explosively long finish features utterly noble tannins. Did I mention that this sophisticated, fresh wine boasts a texture of liquid velvet?” -- 01/25/2018
Burghound - 94
“A spicier but even more restrained nose combines notes of red, blue and dark pinot fruit with those of rose petal, violet and sandalwood. This is quite ripe but there is a lovely sense of freshness and vivacity to the concentrated, muscular and superbly rich medium weight plus flavors that possess a highly seductive mouthfeel while delivering outstanding length on the powerful finish. This is firm but really quite refined and it should age effortlessly.” -- 01/15/2018
The wine shows aromas and flavors of red berries, herbs, and purple flowers. The palate is rich with ripe fruit and medium weight with bright acidity and fine tannins. Aging in 40-70% new Burgundian pièce brings notes of vanilla, toast, and baking spices.
Red Burgundy might be the world’s most flexible food wine. The wine’s high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol, and low tannins make it very food-friendly. Red Burgundy, with its earthy and sometimes gamey character, is a classic partner to roasted game birds, grilled duck breast, and dishes that feature mushrooms, black truffles, or are rich in umami.