A.F. Gros - Echezeaux - Grand Cru

A.F. Gros - Echezeaux - Grand Cru

91 points - The Wine Advocate

Regular price €477.60 Inc Vat
€636.80/l
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The 2012 Echezeaux Grand Cru comes from 80-year-old vines and it is being raised in 80% new oak. It has a delightful, feminine bouquet with hints of white chocolate infusing the red berry fruit profile. It is a playful, quite joyful nose. The palate is well-balanced with fine tannins and a mixture of red and black fruit on the entry. It gathers weight towards the middle and then just steps off the gas towards the linear finish. It maintains fine balanced and there is an attractive tobacco note on the long aftertaste.
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Echezeaux
Producer:
A.F. Gros
Grapes/Blend:
pinot noir
Style:
Grand Cru
Pairing sugesstion:
Beef

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