Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru 2014 750ml
Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Wine Advocate 94
An attractively fresh and layered nose presents a spicy array of red and dark currant that is trimmed in discreet wood and floral wisps. There is excellent punch and delineation to the supple and velvety flavors that terminate in a youthfully austere finish that offers a bit more depth and length. While this is not especially dense there is better concentration compared to that of the Clos de Vougeot or Echézeaux.
Character of the wine
To the Eye : A pure bright deep red, truly stunning. Clear and limpid, the shifting colour nuances often vary, though generally tending towards fairly dark shades of garnet or violet-purple: a colour that holds the eye.
To the Nose : With age, the palette tends towards pepper and musk, animal pelts, leather and spices, prunes. Sometimes the bouquet hints at scents of woodland undergrowth, moss, mushrooms, damp earth, game, fruit preserved in alcohol and mulberries round off this range of aromas. Especially in young wines, one may well encounter scents of pine, dog roses, violets and fresh cherries.
In the Mouth : Peaceful and dreamy, serene with age, subtle and refined, this wine fully reveals the complex nature of a really good Burgundy, all the art that can be achieved through the medium of pinot noir grapes grown on one particular terroir. The structure is outstanding: solid, full-bodied, rich and exceptionally harmonious. It is wholly appropriate for the qualification Great to precede Echezeaux in the name Grands-Echezeaux: it has that extra touch of class, of vinosity, and a dense and subtle texture.