2011 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

Year: 2011
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 93+
Burghound: 94
Red Wine
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"The Grands Echezeaux 2011 was picked on 9 and 10 September at 25.33hl/ha. There is certainly more intensity and fruitiness on the nose compared to the Echezeaux. The aromatics here feel fuller, rounder and more harmonious that its sibling. As the wine remains in the glass there are subtle cassis notes that begin to emerge accompanied by over-ripe oranges. The palate is well balanced and fresh on the entry, with slightly powdery tannins. It is very harmonious with well-judged acidity and compared to the Echezeaux there is more weight and corpulence to counterbalance the strict structure. It gently builds, never losing its head mind you, towards a lightly spiced finish that fans out beautifully. This is a very accomplished rather than spectacular Grands Echezeaux. 923 cases produced. Drink 2017-2030" (WA)

"Good bright, dark red. Perfumed, high-pitched nose offers dark fruits, licorice, violet and noble oak notes. Intensely flavored and very tightly wound, with its inherent sweetness currently blocked by its serious spine. Best today on the very long finish, which features rather tough tannins and sappy berry, earth and spice flavors." (VM)

"A brooding and still exceptionally primary nose with a wide variety of floral elements on the cassis, plum liqueur scents that display anise, clove and once again sandalwood hints. There is imposing power to the large-scaled but not massive flavors that possess fine mid-palate density as well as an abundance of palate soaking dry extract before culminating in an explosively long finish. I like the balance as well as the notable depth of material though it will require plenty of time for it to reveal its full potential." (BH)