Louis Latour - Echezeaux - Grand Cru

92 points - The Wine Advocate
85 points - The Wine Advocate
89 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
Louis Latour - Echezeaux - Grand Cru - 2018 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Louis Latour - Echezeaux - Grand Cru

92 points - The Wine Advocate
85 points - The Wine Advocate
89 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
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The Echezeaux Grand Cru is quite promising, offering up aromas of minty berry fruit, embers, warm spices, and toasty new oak. Medium to full-bodied, rich, and fleshy, with ripe tannins and a lusty, oak-inflected finish, it's quite marked by its élevage but typically tends to come around by the time it's bottled.
The 2017 Echezeaux Grand has rounded out nicely with further élevage and performed well from bottle. Mingling aromas of raspberries and cassis with hints of grilled squab and toasty new oak, it's medium to full-bodied, succulent, and fleshy, built around powdery tannins and concluding with good length on the finish.
The 2016 Echezeaux Grand Cru is one weak link in the range this year, which could simply be a victim of the frost damage. While the wine displays an attractive bouquet of red cherries, spices and herbs, its medium-bodied palate is somewhat tart and meagre, with edgy acids and light but chewy structuring tannins.
The 2015 Echezeaux Grand Cru opens in the glass with a bouquet of cassis and plums with a generous framing of spicy new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample, and fine-grained, with the atypical concentration and depth at the core so characteristic of the 2015 vintage, and a surprisingly bright line of acidity which verges on the tart.
The 2014 Echezeaux Grand Cru has a respectable clean and fresh bouquet with Morello cherry, raspberry coulis and touches of undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with finer tannin than either the Chambertin or Romanée Saint Vivant. There is a sense of energy here with just the right amount of spice towards the finish. One of the better offerings this vintage from Louis Latour, enjoy this over the next decade.
The Echézeaux Grand Cru has a very pure bouquet with macerated small red cherries, kirsch, hints of vanilla and wild heather. It has the panache that you seek from this vineyard and the oak is nicely integrated. The palate is medium bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity and fine balance. This is a stylish Echézeaux that feels long and tender on the finish, with fine tension and precision.
The Echézeaux Grand Cru has a very pure bouquet with macerated small red cherries, kirsch, hints of vanilla and wild heather. It has the panache that you seek from this vineyard and the oak is nicely integrated. The palate is medium bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity and fine balance. This is a stylish Echézeaux that feels long and tender on the finish, with fine tension and precision.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Echezeaux
Producer:
Louis Latour
Grapes/Blend:
Pinot Noir
Style:
Grand Cru
ABV:
14%

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Louis Latour

Louis Latour

Discover the Heritage of Louis Latour wines Louis Latour has a rich heritage of wine-making that dates back to 1797. For over 200 years, this family-owned...

Discover the Heritage of Louis Latour wines Louis Latour has a rich heritage of wine-making that dates back to 1797. For over 200 years, this family-owned business has been producing some of the finest wines in Burgundy, France. Each bottle of Louis Latour wine is a testament to the family's passion for crafting exceptional wines. From the vineyards to the cellar, every step of the wine-making process is carefully monitored to ensure the highest quality. The result is a collection of wines that embody the terroir of Burgundy and offer an unforgettable taste experience.

Taste the unique flavours of Louis Latour wines Louis Latour wines are known for their unique flavours and aromas. Whether you are a fan of white or red wine, you are sure to find a bottle that suits your taste. From the crisp and refreshing Chardonnay to the full-bodied Pinot Noir, each bottle of Louis Latour wine is a masterpiece. The wines are crafted to reflect the terroir of Burgundy and capture the essence of the grape variety. With every sip, you will experience the nuances and complexities of the wine, making each bottle a true delight

Louis Latour wines are versatile and can be paired with a variety of dishes. Whether you are enjoying a casual meal with friends or a special occasion, Louis Latour wines are the perfect complement. The crisp and refreshing Chardonnay pairs well with seafood and salads, while the full-bodied Pinot Noir is perfect for pairing with grilled meats and hearty stews. Each bottle of Louis Latour wine is an excellent addition to any meal and will enhance the flavours of your favourite dishes.

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Burgundy

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy...

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy can cast fear into the heart of even a seasoned wine pro, but fear not – the region need only be as complicated as you want it to be. Yes, it is home to some of the most expensive wines in the known universe, but there are also tasty and affordable wines.

Main grapes:

Pinot Noir originated in Burgundy and these vines cover 34% of the region, accounting for 29% of overall wine production. The red grape does extremely well in limestone and clay soil, which helps create their complexity. Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy range in colour from cherry to brick, are light in body, and typically have red fruit and spicy flavours. Gamay is a red grape also grown in Burgundy, but only makes up 10% of the vines.

Chardonnay is the primary grape for white wines in Burgundy, making up 48% of the vines and 68% of production. Chardonnay appreciates Burgundy’s marl soil, which gives it delicate floral, fruit, and mineral aromas and full-bodied flavours. Aligoté is the second white grape, accounting for 6% grown. {Read more about the ancient Aligoté grape in Burgundy.}

The region does produce a sparkling wine called Crémant de Bourgogne. It can be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Aligoté, Gamay, Sacy, and Melon. Varieties include blanc, blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and rosé.

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Echézeaux

Echezeaux

Echezeaux is a wine appellation located in the heart of Burgundy, France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, made from...

Echezeaux is a wine appellation located in the heart of Burgundy, France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, made from Pinot Noir grapes. The appellation covers an area of approximately 37 hectares and is divided into 11 different climats, each with its own unique terroir.

The history of Echezeaux dates back to the 13th century when the Cistercian monks first planted vines in the area. Over the centuries, the vineyards were passed down through various noble families until they were eventually acquired by the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in the 19th century. Today, Echezeaux is still owned by the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and is considered one of the most prestigious wine appellations in the world.

The style of production in Echezeaux is traditional and focused on quality. The vineyards are carefully tended by hand, with strict attention paid to pruning, canopy management, and soil health. The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted rigorously to ensure only the best fruit is used in the winemaking process.

The Pinot Noir grapes grown in Echezeaux are known for their complexity and depth of flavor. They are typically small and tightly packed, with thick skins that contribute to the wine's rich color and tannic structure. The wines produced in Echezeaux are known for their elegance, balance, and longevity. They are often described as having aromas of red fruit, earth, and spice, with a silky texture and a long, lingering finish.

There are several different wines produced in Echezeaux, each with its own unique character. The most famous is the Grand Cru Echezeaux, which is made from grapes grown in the climats of Les Poulaillères, Les Champs Traversins, Les Cruots ou Vignes Blanches, Les Beaux Monts, Les Rouges du Bas, Les Quartiers de Nuits, and Les Loachausses. This wine is known for its power and complexity, with flavors of black fruit, leather, and tobacco.

Other wines produced in Echezeaux include the Premier Cru Echezeaux, which is made from grapes grown in the climats of Les Poulaillères, Les Champs Traversins, and Les Cruots ou Vignes Blanches. This wine is slightly lighter in style than the Grand Cru, with flavors of red fruit, spice, and earth.

Overall, Echezeaux is a wine appellation that is steeped in history and tradition. Its wines are some of the finest in the world, and are sought after by collectors and connoisseurs alike. If you are looking for a wine that is elegant, complex, and full of character, then Echezeaux is definitely worth exploring.

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