2002 DRC Grands Echezeaux

- 750 ml
96-98
RPNM
Availability: Out of Stock
$2,149.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
27469-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Sweet, pure and completely classic mostly red pinot fruit aromas are enhanced by subtle nuances of floral notes, damp earth, underbrush and even a hint of game. The big, muscular but utterly refined flavors are superbly intense, reserved and backward supported by remarkably sophisticated tannins and stunning length. This is a very concentrated wine of real breed and impeccable balance that should age for 3 decades, perhaps longer... Burghound.com

Sokolin 2002 DRC Grands Echezeaux Tasting Notes:

Few pleasures in life can compare to a crisp glass of fine Grands Echezeaux on a weekend afternoon with family. The estate never seems to have bad years, and it's this impressive consistency that has helped them build not only a glorious reputation but also a horde of loyal followers. Their wines are expressive and complex enough to have you burning the midnight oil for weeks as your mind races to uncover the wine's myriad subtleties and nuances.



On the nose, you're blessed with a heavenly aromatic combination of fragrant garden flowers, sweet spices, incredibly pure lush cherries, candied strawberry, black pepper, delicate rose petals, limestone, and crushed mineral. If you give the wine some more time and breathe deeply, you could detect what seems like dozens of more subtle, quiet aromatic traces. It's a thrilling explorative journey, with but one destination.



On the palate, the wine exudes youthful vigor and energy, before surprising you with a very precocious level of polish and refinement. The attack is layered and multi-dimensional, showing both power and control. Where other wines may use a hammer, the 2002 Grands Echezeaux wields a scalpel, relying more on finesse and subtlety to get its point across. As one would expect from a young wine such as this, the fruit is exceptionally concentrated and deep, a sentiment that translates fluently to the lengthy, emotional finish. How can you say no to another sip?

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2002
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer DRC: Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is one of the most well-established and reputable wine producers in the world. It is famous for producing only a small amount of each brand, and it takes a considerable investment to own even a bottle. Every wine enthusiast wishes to visit their legendary location, but only a few of them ever get the chance to, making it a prestigious achievement. To this day, their representatives nurture the noble soil of the winery and the vines themselves using old-fashioned, traditional methods - primarily by hand, using the horse and plow. There is no substitute for direct and loving care of your fruits. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti uses only natural yeasts, staying away from pesticides and anything that could ruin the sacred, pristine taste of their fresh, supple grapes.
Rating 96-98 RPNM
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy Red: If you have a craving for some beautiful, mind-expanding Pinot Noir, few regions can match the talent and consistency of Burgundy. The grape almost seems like it evolved for this very region, and its essence will stimulate your senses and arouse your imagination. Drink deep and experience almost spiritual enlightenment.
Varietal Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir is possibly the most versatile red grape when it comes to the ways it's been used over the years. From red wines to sparkling wines and beyond, there aren't many places where you can avoid hearing about it, and for a good reason. It's often easy to spot a bottle of Pinot Noir simply by the pale, translucent color, which transitions into a shade reminiscent of old-timey brickwork, adding a lovely dash of country charm to an already awe-inspiring drink.
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